Trial of another superintendent caught with hand in till starts soon

Over two years ago, Tim Moore became one of several former public school superintendents flagged in a special audit by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen for inappropriate fiscal activities. The Ledger-Independent reports that Moore’s trial for alleged abuse of public trust of $10,000 but less than $100,000, and two counts of alleged theft…

Should Kentucky’s Teacher Tribunals go on trial?

The movie “Waiting for Superman” talks about a “Dance of the Lemons,” an unfortunate outcome of the fact that it is virtually impossible to fire bad educators in this country. Sometimes, bad ones are just traded to another school system – solving nothing, of course. Getting bad teachers completely out of the schoolhouse is often impossible.…

Principal fired for activities surrounding testing

WDRB reports that former Louisville Male High School principal David Mike has now been fired for “conduct unbecoming of a teacher” by the Jefferson County Public School system. The firing relates to Mike’s failure to “create a proper testing environment and that he told a teacher to destroy documents.” The inappropriate activity is related to…

A new twist in the Male High cheating scandal???

The cheating scandal at Louisville’s Male High School may have taken yet another interesting turn. Early in July the Kentucky Department of Education released a “Kentucky Assessment Allegation Report” on the Male situation. The report indicated among many other things that staff members at Male were threatened with being “Overstaffed” if they didn’t comply. Overstaffing…

Will the union further control and water down Kentucky’s teacher discipline procedures?

With the brouhaha over improper testing activities at Louisville’s Male High School now headed to the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB), I wondered if any initial action by that board might be planned for its next meeting on July 20-21, 2014. So, I checked out the agenda book for the meeting, which recently showed…

Bizarre staff cheating scandal in Louisville’s prestigious Male High School gets more serious

Details of the earlier announced school staff cheating during ACT COMPASS testing at Louisville’s prestigious Male High School continue to dribble out as authorities slowly release more information to the public. In the latest news, action from Frankfort – not Louisville’s school district leadership – puts education credentials for three Male staff members’ on the…

Allegations of cheating at Male High School expand

Earlier reported allegations of cheating on COMPASS tests at Louisville’s competitive magnet Male High School have now expanded with new allegations of improprieties, this time during ACT college entrance testing. The Courier-Journal reports in “Male principal David Mike reassigned in ACT inquiry” that former Male principal David Mike has been removed from his position at…