A top story out in today's Courier-Journal reveals a sordid history of abuse, misconduct and denial, inside and outside of the classroom for William Bennett, the Science teacher at Moore High School who was recently involved in an altercation with a student after telling him he was just going to be "another Black boy shot."… Continue reading White Teacher to Student: “You’re Just Going to Be Another Black Boy Shot”
As COVID cases continue to spike in Jefferson county and across the country, amidst a newly reported outbreak in respiratory virus infections, as well, Jefferson County's public school system is no exception. Add to the mix a vindictive Kentucky GOP supermajority that plotted and schemed with the likes of one-term governor, Matt Bevin, to pursue… Continue reading “Caught in the Middle”: Huge Discrepancies Found in JCPS COVID Dashboard
In Kentucky, you can't technically "opt out" of state testing, but there are ways and good reasons to "refuse" them. We don't have all the answers, but we'll help you find them. Check out the content we are working on, not just for JCPS families, but across the state. We are all in this together. … Continue reading KPREP IS COMING!!!
A Dose of Their Own Medicine, Perhaps House Bill 208 (#HB208), the “back-to-school bill,” started out with good intentions, or so they were led to believe. It was positioned to some legislators as a “funding bill.” They were told districts needed this new language in order for SEEK dollars to follow students because after the… Continue reading Will They Kill #HB208?
In a recent letter from ACRE, https://acrecampaigns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Letter-to-Schwarzman.pdf A Huge Wall Street Scandal Just Exploded In Kentucky Jacobin Magazine, July 22, 2020 Kentucky sues Blackstone and KKR over fund performance Financial Times, July 22, 2020 Lawmakers Push To Defund The Insurrection Legislators request review of pension investments flowing to Wall Street firms whose execs funded groups… Continue reading Are Teachers’ Pension Assets Tied to the Insurrection?
Illustration for Dramatic purposes: Let’s say there’s a school district somewhere that has approximately 18,000 employees and 95,000 students. Now, let’s imagine if everyone in that district caught COVID-19. Since we know approximately 1 in every 50 people who catches COVID dies, that would mean somewhere around 360 employees and 1,900 students… Continue reading Could You Make A List?