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, 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, Teacher Shortage

Teacher “Over the Edge” Regarding Lower Certification Standards

September 3 at 9:37 PM Dear JCPS, Pardon me while I rant! The recent news that the state is lowering its standards for teacher certification, no longer requiring a Master's Degree, has put me over the edge. Besides the feeling of cheapening my degree, and those of my colleagues, this news comes just a few… Continue reading Teacher “Over the Edge” Regarding Lower Certification Standards

Accountability, Admin, Teacher Shortage

Toxic and Dysfunctional Climate at J-Town Elementary

Dear JCPS, I would like to address issues at Jeffersontown Elementary. The culture there is toxic and dysfunctional. The "adults" don't trust each other or the administration, unless you are in the it club. The principal literally screams at parents who take questions to the board instead of asking her. Well, when you attempt to… Continue reading Toxic and Dysfunctional Climate at J-Town Elementary

Accountability, Privatization of Public Education, Teacher Shortage

Expose the Corruption!

JCPS needs work. No doubt about it! This is exactly why our community is taking back our district! We welcome state assistance, but we don't need a state takeover now! In 2015, we started speaking out against an ineffective superintendent who created a perfect storm for predatory charter schools and scholarship tax credits. We invited the community to… Continue reading Expose the Corruption!

Accountability, Budget, Privatization of Public Education, Teacher Shortage

A Principal’s POV on Pension Reform

The following email was sent to all Kentucky Legislators by a Jefferson County Public Schools Principal. We are publishing it with his permission:   Legislators, My name is Robert Fulk, Principal of The Marion C. Moore School in Louisville, KY JCPS.  We are the largest school in the city of Louisville with an enrollment of… Continue reading A Principal’s POV on Pension Reform

"Males of Color" Magnet School, Accountability, Admin, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Magnet Review Process, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

LET’S PLAY “WHITE-PRIVILEGED MONOPOLY!”

White privilege is real. So is generational, institutionalized racism. Nowhere is it more prevalent than in our public school system. But often, those who make the rules have a hard time seeing how those rules can limit access to opportunity for others. While these issues are nothing to make light of, sometimes you need a… Continue reading LET’S PLAY “WHITE-PRIVILEGED MONOPOLY!”