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IJ wrote:Would we also want to expand the credit for defeating the USSR to beyond one man in 8 years?
I personally think Presidents catch a lot of heck and praise for things that just happened when they were on (and also do very important things).
More parents sue over JCPS assignment plan
Posted: Jul 19, 2010 11:17 AM EDT
Louisville, Ky. (WDRB-TV Fox 41) -- Monday afternoon, a judge allowed four more parents to join a lawsuit against JCPS.
It shouldn't be this hard to go to kindergarten, especially when you have schools in walking distance. It just shouldn't be this hard," says parent Belinda Abernethy. She wants her son to attend kindergarten at a school that's close to both her house and daycare, but the school district won't allow it. Instead he will attend Shelby Elementary.
"He may have to switch buses. He may be on the bus for an hour one-way," says Abernethy.
Ted Gordon initiated the original suit back in June. He claims the Jefferson County school desegregation plan violates state law. "Definitely, the state statue trumps a voluntary $60 million student assignment plan," said Gordon in a June interview with Fox 41 News.
The statute says children need to be enrolled in the school nearest to their home. A judge could issue an injunction against the assignment plan during a hearing on August 5, just two weeks before the start of the school year.
School Board meeting to discuss busing issues
Posted: Aug 19, 2010 4:21 PM EDT
By: Rachel Collier - email@example.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Jefferson County Public School Board members plan to address the first day of school busing fiasco that has infuriated parents across the district.
Two principals have been suspended. But one board member says something else may be to blame, claiming problems were not just at those three schools where some kids did not get home until after 9 p.m., they were district-wide. "The superintendent, somebody needs to be punished for this. I don't agree with this at all, the kids getting home at 9, my daughter not getting 6:15-6:30 the first day, I totally disagree with it," said Nikki Clements, a mother.
Lincoln, Chancey, and King Elementary schools came under fire this week after children did not get bused home until after 9 Tuesday night.
Two of the principals have been indefinitely suspended over the mess. But Clements says her two daughters do not go to any of those three schools, and they continue to have busing issues.
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Six of Kentucky's 10 low-achieving schools in Jefferson County
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 5:32 PM EST
Updated: Nov 09, 2010 7:27 AM EST
By Elizabeth Donatelli
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The list is out and Jefferson County Public Schools are on it. Six of the 10 lowest achieving schools in the state are in Louisville and will now be formally assessed.
Bill, Reagan did inherit stagflation.
Bill Glasheen wrote:You've been out of Louisville far too long. And you also haven't been keeping up with either your Supreme Court rulings or Kentucky state law.
Rather than argue with you point by point, I'll instead post 3 separate and recent articles. No point in saying what these articles say. If you can't connect the dots (that I have from day after day after day of local news), well fine.
I stand by my posts, are you still standing by your statement that Berman started busing there 4 years ago and was fired because of it?
Bill Glasheen wrote:You see where I came in, Glenn. That first news story is on the first day I started work here.
I walked in during the summer when almost every night contained a news story deploring Berman's brand new abortion of a busing plan. Berman was repeatedly interviewed, and his attitude to the public was condescending and patronizing. His arrogance and insensitivity to the citizens he was serving led to the lawsuits. While they didn't stop the plan from commencing, they did seal his fate. All the public needed was an excuse to get rid of him. The test scores were all the ammunition needed.
Is there any part of what I posted that you don't understand? I fail to see what you find in error. I may have been imprecise in my language, but I was not wrong. And I'm not getting my information from hearsay.
It's easy for people with no skin in the game to dismiss these concerns.
But when you have your kids in some of the best public schools in the country (number 1 son going to a nationally ranked high school, number 2 to a brand new middle school) and you walk into this ridiculous fiasco, how you feel about where you live and where your kids are going to go to school becomes more than an academic exercise, a history lesson, or something I'm supposed to accept because a liberal-minded bureaucrat thinks it's better for me. And the public is not served when the affluent leave the system and go private, creating a death spiral in the existing system. It's unintelligent, it's ineffective, and it's unjust to everyone.
Oh yea... and Berman owns this year's fiasco. That's all his baby. And as of last night, there are Louisville citizens dancing.
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