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POV | JCPS is not a disaster

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Last week Governor Bevin said JCPS is a “disaster.” I disagree. I think JCPS has problems and challenges, but it also has many great teachers who are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible. It is not a disaster.

Governor Bevin took a shot at busing, saying students have become "educational nomads that are moving around on JCPS buses." I agree with that completely. Keeping thousands of kids and parents from having roots at the neighborhood schools is a bad and outdated idea.

He said the resolution passed to make JCPS a Safe Haven for illegal immigrant kids is a "a smokescreen…a distraction” and that the board should not worry so much about trying to “win kudos from their liberal friends." I agree with that too. 

Now I must take myself to task. Last week I said, “JCPS should have exercised just a little more scrutiny in the first place by keeping illegals out of our schools.” Several viewers pointed out that I was wrong to say that, because federal law prohibits JCPS from keeping illegal aliens out of the schools. I apologize for that, but I will double down by saying this is the only illegal activity I can think of where we are supposed to embrace the lawbreakers and support them medically, educationally and emotionally once they get here. 

Time for you to weigh in. Call us with your thoughts.

I’m Bill Lamb and that’s my Point of View.

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