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Old 07-08-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You speak the truth! Welcome to the forum and great post for calling it like you see it. JCPS has EXCELLENT schools.
Well, we could take what you are saying in a couple of directions.

Yes, JCPS has a few excellent schools. No one on this forum has ever taken issue with those facts, but it's the facts that 5 of the bottom five high schools in the state of Kentucky are Jefferson County schools. People on this forum are looking to move to Louisville. You don't tell them that odds are hugely against them that an imigrant child will get into one of those few excellent schools.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Not Moving
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I had high hopes that I could help "change" the schools in JCPS. I met brick walls. I think my kids did OK DESPITE going to JCPS schools. As far as diversity goes......yeah, I thought that would be a positive, BUT, the AP classes were vastly white.

The awards at the end of the school year, went to the white students. The blacks hung out with their own at lunchtime, just as the whites. There were very few, if any, Hispanic children, or children from other countries or different states.

I do think JCPS has put itself into a situation like other bigger school districts in that it is trying to facilitate too many people / kids. Then, you add bussing on to that, and it is just a failed mess.

I don't know what the solution is......but, surely it has to be better than what is in place now.
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