If there was ever an ideal time for students concerned about educational justice to "opt out" of high stakes testing, this is it! Due to the pandemic, the scores won't count, so why are they being administered at all? Because the federal government threatens to withhold badly needed funding if we don't keep doing things… Continue reading Refuse KPREP!
A new section of our website has been created to archive evidence and provide real-life examples of systemic or institutionalized racism within JCPS that have been documented by our group's organizers. Some of these patterns include: Second-hand racism/retaliation. Impossible/competing tasks. Manufactured evidence. Rigged elections. Denied or delayed responses to claims of discrimination. Some of the… Continue reading Pattern or Practice of Discrimination in JCPS
Jefferson County Teachers' Association leadership has put together some proposed changes to their bylaws. These changes appear to include language that will make it easier for the status quo to hold on to their power and silence anyone who dare speak up. These tactics are eerily similar to those employed by the 15th District (Jefferson… Continue reading Proposed JCTA bylaws changes make “witchhunts” easier, among other things.
Fierce and ready with the facts, House Rep. Angie Hatton keeps forked-tongued Damon Thayer in his place while everyone's favorite Senator Morgan McGarvey says what everyone wants to hear. Unshaven Steve Rudy appeared to be a last-minute stand in.
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 behind the scenes look at Kentucky's modern education reform history. The day was March 28, 2019. It was the last day of a 30-day legislative session. Teachers in the state's largest school district, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) had just successfully "sicked out" six of the last seven days legislature was in session. I… Continue reading ON THE TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Sickouts vs. Sellouts
Dear KY Senators, We've been Sold Out by Our Own Leaders! We need you to check out these slides and listen to the attached audio file before Monday. Thank you, Louisville (and JCPS) Stakeholders, Voters and Taxpayers
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I was going to call this piece, "Wife of JCTA-Endorsed Legislator Receives Gift of Coveted JCPS Teaching Position Despite Continuously Crafting, Endorsing and Voting for Legislation that Harms JCPS Students and Taxpayers" but it took up too much space as a headline. This piece is about Jason Nemes, who serves in the Kentucky State House… Continue reading Gluttonous House Rep Shits Where He Eats, Accepts “Gift”