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The JCPS school board was handed a settlement without a settlement, and four of them voted to sign it anyway. The conclusion is simple: JCPS got played.
JCPS approved a controversial deal with the state to avoid a takeover, thus avoiding the appeals process, but also giving the state some veto powers.
If you haven't followed this closely, or think it's only about performance, then there/s more to understand. And, it could spread to the rest of the state.
Some group put out anonymous "JCPS report cards" across Louisville, urging people to support the state takeover. The same care wound up on a web site. How?
The Invasion of the Public School Snatchers has begun, as some cranks left faux "JCPS report card" at homes across the district. Let's grade the grades.
Sometimes, by being a Johnny-Come-Lately, you can learn from what came before. So, what can we learn from the state takeover of Detroit public schools?
Brent McKim, the head of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, joins us to talk about the proposed takeover, the upcoming contract, and what he thinks of the comments and emails that have been made public in the past few weeks.
Gov. Matt Bevin says he is confident that the JCPS takeover will ultimately withstand any legal challenge, though he said such a lawsuit might prevail at the trial court level where he said Kentucky has many incompetent judges.
If you think the JCPS takeover by the state is a train wreck of an idea—and you want to do something about it—we've got you covered. Here are the names, phone numbers, and emails of the state Board of Education, who have to approve it.
If you believe that the state JCPS takeover is about education, I've got a bridge to sell you. Oh, the usual suspects will say the usual things about "doing what's best for our children." But do not be fooled. The JCPS takeover has been planned for months, and is NOT about education.
Kentucky's interim education commissioner recommended on Monday that the state assume control of Jefferson County Public Schools. The JCPS takeover recommendation was the outcome of a months-long audit by the state of JCPS.
At an Education Cmte meeting, Republican members tried to make JCPS into a punching bag. But, their attacks wound up boomeranging back into their own faces.
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