As of March 6th, Jefferson County Public Schools had made up five of eleven snow days. So, what’s the big deal about March 6th? That’s when this week’s meatball tweeted that he felt five makeup days were too many… which means he definitely felt eleven makeup days were too many.
The JCPS Calendar Committee also felt eleven makeup days were too many. Seven makeup days for the kids are just fine.
The Jefferson County Board of Education approved a revised calendar with seven makeup days for students. Teachers will work four days in empty classrooms.
The Kentucky Department of Education was also okay with seven makeup days for JCPS.
The Kentucky legislature made all of this possible with the passage of HB211, the snow days waiver bill that said, “Lock the kids out on June 6th.” To the teachers union, many legislators said, “You’re welcome!” State legislators Rocky Adkins and Derrick Graham said, “My bank account is about to explode.” And we’ll discuss later.
Anyway. About that tweet after JCPS’s five makeup days…
You can be anything you want on social media, that’s what makes it so great. Build your personal brand with just a few keystrokes. One day you’re Mr. Jokey, taking goofy potshots at instructional days in a school district loaded with failing schools. Another day, you’re Mr. Obamacare Blogger for the Courier-Journal.
Looking for his take on education during fifteen months of blogging? Forget it.
Maybe you want to be Mr. Socially Aware, twitterbonding with your Crapola-Journal colleague and Gannett mean girl, Deborah Yetter, while experiencing a two-hanky moment over Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow.
Yetter is one of the newest members of the Crapola-Journal’s editorial board which has been cramming forced busing down our throats for about forty years. Friendly reminder: None of the members of the editorial board have/had JCPS students who are/were forcibly bused. And Anchorage Independent Schools don’t count, C-J.
Here’s what this forced busing supporter had to say the first day of school in 2012:
Like I said, mean.
Yetter supports forced busing but apparently hates the buses that make her forced busing fantasy possible. She also hates the parents who drive their slacker kids to school so they can get a little rest and avoid a long bus ride. I guess she doesn’t realize that a 5 to 10-minute car ride to school means a 30 to 45-minute ride on a school bus. Or a 20-minute commute in mom’s Sienna translates into 1 to 1.5 hour commute on a school bus.
Actually, she does realize it and doesn’t care. She’s a forced busing supporter, remember?
Back to her Twitter buddy whose tweets about education revolve around not going to school at all…
Here’s one “like” for Humana’s YouTube channel. It’s our meatball friend, again.
You know who else really likes Humana? School board member David Jones, Jr. He receives compensation from Humana since he’s on the board of directors. He’s not even supposed to be on the school board since JCPS employees have Humana health insurance. But the financial thread that runs through Humana, JCPS and David Jones, Jr., is being ignored because nobody in local media will touch this story with a ten-foot pole. Humana advertises on every TV station in Louisville. They spend a bundle. Understand?
So, Meatball likes snow days but not making up snow days and posting lots of fun, filtered photos on Instagram and posting good stuff on Facebook and going to fun events and experiencing them through a mobile device and re-branding himself on social media over and over and over and enjoys being in the good graces of Crapola-Journal friends and on and on. Somebody give him a guest spot on Girls to replace Hannah’s dead editor. He’ll fit right in. But he’s probably not the best candidate for anything related to education. Especially in this city, where the academic situation is just awful and sad.
The C-J education reporter enjoyed a fun little exchange with Meatball…
Konz seems to like him. Yetter likes him.
David Jones, Jr. likes him, too.
How do I know? Jones likes him so much that he appointed him to the JCPS Calendar Committee. Thats right. Read it again.
Here is a screenshot of part of the calendar committee list… I’ll show you the rest of the list later. I received it from a very helpful and polite member of the JCPS $100K Club.
There’s Mr. Jokey. Number 40. Appointed to the calendar committee by a publicly elected school board member who shouldn’t even have a place at the table.