Accountability, Admin, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment, Teachable Moment, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

Come Have Some Tea With Me

My friends call it "spilling the tea." My family used to call it "spilling the beans." Although I think the expressions came from two completely different origins, they mean roughly the same thing in this situation. Not sure where the expression came from, but I can picture some well-dressed Southern ladies sitting together at their… Continue reading Come Have Some Tea With Me

Accountability, District Boundaries, Police Free Schools, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment, Teacher Shortage

Re: Student Assignment Plan Proposal

This message was sent via email to Board Member James Craig on Dec. 1, 2020, ahead of the Work Session on the Student Assignment Plan proposal discussion. Good evening, James, I wanted to reach out as your constituent, first to congratulate you on the tremendous strides toward equity and racial justice that the district is… Continue reading Re: Student Assignment Plan Proposal

Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Student Assignment, Uncategorized

Timeline of Recent Events

The public has been denied the opportunity to speak at JCPS board meetings since COVID forced all public meetings to be held virtually in March. On July 16, Gay Adelmann and Tyra Walker met with Dr. Pollio over Zoom, to make him aware that a handful of powerful players were continuing to derail grassroots groups'… Continue reading Timeline of Recent Events

Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Student Assignment, Teachable Moment

Dear JCPS Severs Ties with AROS

When efforts to reconcile differences over support of West End and Black families continued to break down, Dear JCPS was left with no other option than to withdraw from the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, Louisville. Full story. "Instead, Dear JCPS is honored to be working with the Kentucky Alliance Education Committee on their revival… Continue reading Dear JCPS Severs Ties with AROS

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, Student Assignment

Please Sign Our Petition

#EndSchoolClosures Put #StudentAssignmentFirst #StopTheStateTakeover of @JCPSKY. #WeChoose Equity Dear JCPS, I am opposed to any plan to close and/or merge schools, or build any new schools, until a new student assignment plan has been finalized. https://dearjcps.com/petition/ Thank you! For more information, check out the following links: https://dearjcps.com/wechoose-equity/

District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Student Assignment

#WeChoose Equity

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E For more information, contact: Gay Adelmann                                     De’Nita WrightDear JCPS                                              Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression 502-565-8397                                        502-403-3926 A video of our press conference can be found here. To the JCPS School Board: “Stop School… Continue reading #WeChoose Equity

Student Assignment

Lack of Sibling Consideration is Problematic in Elementary Student Assignment

Dear JCPS, The lack of sibling consideration in school selection process is a major issue especially for those parents who have elementary school age children or single parent households.  I am a widow, a single mom of two boys 5 and 6. My youngest son did not get into the same school as his brother(Brandeis… Continue reading Lack of Sibling Consideration is Problematic in Elementary Student Assignment