Louisville photojournalist Bud Dorsey documented a police training exercise at Beecher Terrace on Tuesday, February 10th. The story didn’t make a big splash on the evening news. Metro Council president and Beecher Terrace’s representative, David Tandy, hasn’t had anything to say about it. Yet. Neither has Mayor Melanoma.
This raid says a lot of things but it certainly doesn’t say, “We care about you.” “We want you to succeed.” “We respect your neighborhood.”
The police are a frequent presence at Beecher Terrace, okay, I am aware. But they’re typically uniformed LMPD officers in cruisers which is a far cry from these men in commando gear who look like they’re about to carry out a Special Forces raid and shoot up the neighborhood.
And here is the education blurb. The high school children in this neighborhood get forcibly bused to the edge of the county even though Manual is a very short bus ride away. Central is even closer but Ballard, located in the East End, is the resides school. When you’re poor and don’t have a car, missing the bus means missing school which means truancy problems for these children. These children go to jail for truancy. For missing the bus, for not having a car, for being poor. The system is rigged for them to fail.
This is how Louisville treats Beecher Terrace.
This is Beecher Terrace. It’s a neighborhood full of families and young children. (All photos – PBS/Frontline, Dan Edge)
Did David Tandy know about a practice commando raid on the families of his district? Where was he and what does he have to say about this?
Maybe Mr. Tandy is really busy with Mayor Melanoma.
There are plenty of places where the fake raid could have taken place. Why Beecher Terrace? And why isn’t this news?
Dear Steve and Augusta, Will you let LMPD use your West End gift from Fischer for the next training session? If not, will you please clean it up? Thank you.
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His words say, “Let’s talk about schools.” His actions say, “Let’s talk about me.”
It never stops with this guy.
What does he really want? To be superintendent? Mayor? Well, if you’re a member of the Mayor Melanoma Mafia, you get what ever you want because you just buy it.
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Screenshot and comment from a JCPS elementary school teacher…
Wrong again. The majority of us have our children in private schools. I may work for JCPS, however, that is where my loyalties end; my children go to private school. I teach at the Elementary School level. Soooooo, there is a valid reason why my husband and I refuse to put our children in these horrible schools. “Dr.” Donna Hargens and ALL of the other extremely over-paid moronic IDIOTS at VanHoose can go pound sand. Even the principal at my school understands why so many teachers have their children in private schools. JCPS is a joke. As soon as I retire someday, I am going to apply to teach at a private and/or Catholic school where there is no such thing as bussing, “students” don’t act like little animals, the students AND parents actually have at least SOME social skills. Plus, everybody does not have multiple baby daddies and mamas, tons of immature drama, is not a scamming lying thief on welfare and drugs, is not in prison, not on free breakfast and lunch, food stamps, Medicaid and KCHIP, Section 8, and Obama phones just for starters. Now we have to feed the state-funded illegitimate brats during the Summer months too–and they are already on food stamps! Where does it all end?!!!! Low life scum in most of these schools, and I am talking about the parents too. Apple and tree every damn time people. So to anyone reading this, if you can at all afford it, DON’T put your kids in JCPS. Take it from someone who knows. Even if it is a nice neighborhood school in the East End, it won’t be for long because they will bus a ton of little future delinquents in from the West End. Either put them in a private or Catholic school, or get out of Jefferson County altogether and move to Oldham County.
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Fuck you, JCPS Twitter goon.
11% of JCPS students are homeless and over 60% receive free or reduced-fee lunch. That’s what you people at JCPS tell us every chance you get.
Some of your students don’t even own a winter coat. They make it through these Kentucky winters with a sweatshirt hoodie or a polar fleece jacket with layers of t-shirts underneath. Some of your students wear the same clothes to school two or three days in a row because they own only two or three outfits. Their cuffs are frayed, their clothes are stained. They don’t have easy access to a washer or dryer. If they don’t have access to warm or clean clothes, they most certainly don’t sit in a heated car until the school bus arrives.
Fuck you, JCPS Twitter goon.
How did you get to work today? Did you stand in the cold and wait for a bus? Or did you stroll from your house to your car and then, after a short drive, to your office at Van Hoose where you planted your dumb ass behind a computer all day? Did you stare at tweets about the little kids from Byck Elementary who stood in the cold for over 40 minutes in single-digit temperatures? Didn’t see any snarky Siberia-type tweets about that.
Ever spend any time in these schools? Of course, you don’t. If you did, you’d know how poor your students are and how ill-prepared they are for below-zero wind chills. You’re the typical JCPS Van Hoose employee. You’re a fool.
These Louisville children, most of them poor, are bearing the burden of making your paycheck possible. Their enrollment generates revenue for JCPS so try to show them some respect.
You, on the other hand, deserve none.
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Answer: Cost per student is about $40,000 per year.
Harvard University tuition: $43,938
Buechel Metropolitan High School spending per student: $40,968
LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND:
And that screenshot came from Buechel’s Kentucky School Report Card for 2013-14.
JCPS spends $40,968 per student at Buechel?
I hope they’re learning a lot.
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How long are you allowed to speak at a Jefferson County Board of Education meeting?
One more thing. Don’t repeat what a prior speaker said because THE SCHOOL BOARD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO WASTE THEIR TIME. “Avoid repeating similar views of other speakers.”
This is from the JCPS website:
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office collected over $550 million of your tax dollars… but you can only speak for THREE MINUTES.
According to the Diane Porter’s comments during the August 25th board meeting, the county clerk’s office collected over $25 million of YOUR MONEY for JCPS… but you can only speak for THREE MINUTES.
Go ahead, try to speak longer than three minutes. They’ll gong you right off the stage.
Don’t believe me? Just watch the video of the August 25th board meeting. Click here to view the fun.
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