District Boundaries, EARN the People's Vote, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity, Standardized Testing

Run for JCPS School Board!

Four of the seven JCPS Board of Education seats are up for grabs this November. If you've been thinking you would like to see things done differently in JCPS, this may be your chance to find someone to run for school board in your area, or maybe even file to run yourself! The deadline to… Continue reading Run for JCPS School Board!

Accountability, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Student Assignment, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

Educational Justice With “E’s”

This is a DRAFT of our legislative priorities for 2020. We want your input! Please help us rank them and provide examples of each of the categories listed below. Suggested edits and additions also welcome. ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE in JCPS “with E’S” FROM OUR JCPS BOARD MEMBERS & SUPERINTENDENT, we demand: EVIDENCE-BASED education practices Realistic… Continue reading Educational Justice With “E’s”

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Racial Equity, Standardized Testing, Uncategorized

Dear JCPS: Stop Operating As If We’ve Already Been Taken Over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPdfHCtPKII&feature=youtu.be Watch the video of the guest speakers from Tuesday night's @JCPSKY board of education meeting here. Speakers at Tuesday night's JCPS Board meeting included Dear JCPS officers, Tiffany Dunn, Gay Adelmann and others. They addressed the state takeover, putting students first, and the proposed policing of JCPS students. Here is the text from Ms.… Continue reading Dear JCPS: Stop Operating As If We’ve Already Been Taken Over

Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing

A Thermometer Never Made Anyone Well

Dear KBE members, Public school advocates such as myself do not disagree that Kentucky is graduating some of its students with fewer skills than should be considered "college-ready." However, adding more requirements to graduate, without adding resources and supports to ensure they can meet these goals, is tantamount to adding more thermometers to a patient's… Continue reading A Thermometer Never Made Anyone Well

Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing

Letter to Kentucky Board of Education About New Graduation Requirements

Dear KBE, With the vote on new graduation requirements looming, several educational organizations and leaders have already named specific concerns with many aspects of the Kentucky Departments of Education’s proposal.  The issues they’ve identified should be sufficient to at least pause the approval of the proposal.  But, the debate has become one over details which… Continue reading Letter to Kentucky Board of Education About New Graduation Requirements

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing

This Week’s Episode of Save Our Schools with Dear JCPS

Airs Thursdays at 6:00 PM, Fridays at 3:00 PM and Saturdays at 7:00 AM. Listen live here: It’s that time again! Time for Save Our Schools with Dear JCPS on Forward Radio 106.5 FM Here are some of the things we will be talking about on today's show (Sept 27, 2018). In the studio today,… Continue reading This Week’s Episode of Save Our Schools with Dear JCPS