Regulation governing June 23rd election released – Comments, if needed, must come quickly

Among many other things, the current COVID-19 mess has really fouled up elections across the nation, and Kentucky is no exception. The state’s primary election, originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 has already been postponed until June 23, 2020. Furthermore, this election will operate under emergency rules that were just released Friday by the Kentucky…

NPR speculation on how schools might look when they finally reopen

NPR’s “9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen” provides some interesting points about how schools might operate when they finally reopen. I’m not sure these are viable ideas, but they are representative of some of the current thinking about how schools might look when they reopen and the recording includes some…

Quote of the Day – Regarding students’ knowledge of US History

“Students don’t know the content.” Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner Assessments Division, National Center for Education Statistics Comment made on April 23, 2020 during webinar presentation of results from the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress in US History, Civics and Geography Added notes: Across the nation, only 15% of US eighth graders were scored…

Shocking statistics on JCPS busing bias get more disturbing

I recently posted two blogs about the stifling of questions during a Kentucky Board of Education meeting following some very disturbing revelations by Dr. Marty Pollio, the superintendent at Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), that the district’s busing plan had limited school choice for students in the generally minority West Louisville area. In “Suppressing KY…

More on question-stifling with the reconstituted KY Board of Education

How things were MUCH different with the improperly fired board I wrote last week about how “Suppressing KY Board of Education questions regarding oversight of JCPS isn’t transparency.” That blog discusses the complete shutdown of any questions from board members regarding a report about the important work being done to remedy long-term problems in the…

Suppressing KY Board of Education questions regarding oversight of JCPS isn’t transparency

Especially when there’s admission that West End families in Louisville never had choice under the busing plan and unusual claims are made about funding The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) held a teleconferenced meeting on April 9, 2020 that included an update from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio on the status of…