In case anyone thinks the Kentucky Department of Education isn’t getting fed up

We’ve been writing a lot about the Persistently Low-Achieving (Priority) Schools mess in Louisville, but this is far from the only under-performing school system in Kentucky. Announced today, the Kentucky Board of Education will be meeting shortly to vote on whether to take over the Monticello Independent School District since the district has now waived…

“Educational Genocide” in Louisville: The teacher factors

Teachers in the Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) don’t come close to the experience level of the teachers in other Jefferson County schools. Facts about Louisville’s long-term, chronically under-performing schools are finally coming out since Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday unleashed a Tsunami with his recent remarks that performance in Jefferson County’s lowest-performing schools amounted…

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…