I recently wrote about the culture of denial in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) after six schools in the district were identified for major changes such as staff and principal replacement following an analysis of test results and on site audits to determine exactly how the school staff was performing.
In doing some other research, I found this example from WAVE-3 TV in Louisville from three-fourths of a year ago that further highlights the culture of denial in this school system.
In this case, JCPS Director of Planning, Research and Accountability Bob Rodosky was too busy trying to shoot messengers to own up to the painfully evident problems in Louisville’s schools.
It is interesting to note in the WAVE-3 article that I said at the time that it was finally time to make some hard decisions about school staffing. Now, nine months later, with some added prodding from the federal government, maybe that long overdue process is actually happening.