WHAS11 coverage of black ministers’ reaction to “educational genocide” in Jefferson County schools

The latest development in the shocking story of what Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday cites as “educational genocide” in Jefferson County’s persistently low-achieving public schools is breaking today at Shawnee High School. A coalition of black ministers from the West End of Louisville, fed up with years of poor education for their town’s young…

Courier-Journal board member ignorant of charter school statistics in New York

On February 12, 2013 the Courier-Journal’s editorial board interviewed Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and Associate Commissioner Susan Allred about the commissioner’s charge that “educational genocide” is going on in some of Jefferson County’s public schools. In the course of the discussion, a Courier person made an off the wall comment about charter schools.…

‘Academic genocide’ interview at Courier-Journal with Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and Associate Commissioner Susan Allred

The fallout continues from Sunday’s shocker news story where Kentucky Commissioner of Education told the Louisville Courier-Journal that problems in that city’s school system were “academic genocide.” Yesterday, the Jefferson County Board of Education held scheduled meeting where the city’s education leaders continued to conduct business in a way Holliday characterized today as being “still…

State school board told most low-performing schools not turning around

The subject of Kentucky’s Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) – which have been euphemistically renamed “Priority Schools” – came up in yesterday’s meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. I am still sifting through a large amount of information that was presented, but the overall summation of this expensive program is disappointing. Kentucky Department of Education…