Pattern or Practice, Police Free Schools, Racial Equity, Safe Return to School

White Teacher to Student: “You’re Just Going to Be Another Black Boy Shot”

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”

Privatization of Public Education, Safe Return to School

“Caught in the Middle”: Huge Discrepancies Found in JCPS COVID Dashboard

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

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Safe Return to School

Are Teachers’ Pension Assets Tied to the Insurrection?

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?

Safe Return to School

Could You Make A List?

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?