Friday, July 13, 2018

JPS Fact of the Day: 40%.

40%.  That is the share of Jackson Public Schools employees that are actually teachers.  JJ obtained an MDE report through a public records request.  The report is posted below.  Keep in mind that JPS receives more property tax revenue than ever while its student population continues to decline.





28 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a simple solution to this. Fund a study to determine why the student population is declining. Then hire some consultants to develop a plan then hire administrators to implement the plan. Everthing is going to be okay.

Anonymous said...

Sick! The Governer failed Mississippi kids. Should have taken over the school system. JPS are criminals.

Messick said...

Lotta BFs up in there.

Anonymous said...

Seems to be extremely low, but I'm no educator. What percentage is appropriate/acceptable for a well run high performing school district?
Anyone know the percentage of teachers among total employees in the highest rated school districts in Mississippi? What about in other southern/neighboring states' highest rated school districts? Looking for actual data -- please don't speculate or pontificate.

Anonymous said...

Once you view JPS as a jobs program for HBCU grads and their friends it makes a lot more sense.

Cynical Sam said...

This is fantastic! The teachers are getting the support that they deserve => 2.5 support personnel for each teacher, even in The Fondren. //sarcasm mode off//

Anonymous said...

The JPS thought process is the result of many years of pseudo-intellectual social engineering. These people bought the notion that the public school system has many functions, not the least of which is the economic and social agent for change especially in "under served" communities. They cannot accept the reality that the public schools exist ONLY to TEACH children to read, write, calculate and reason so that they can become productive citizens. No other reason. No other reason! Any job which is not essential to that end is unnecessary and should be eliminated. Any expenditure not essential to that end is unnecessary and can be eliminated. Simple

Anonymous said...

How many of them are related? Nepotism is not a city in Nepal.

Anonymous said...

Most schools spend more than 50% in the classroom.
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-97-public-education-finance.html

Anonymous said...

Feel Bryant you are absolutely horrible and the JPS situation only had one solution & that was a state takeover. Feel, you have absolutely failed the kids attending JPS because you were afraid to be labeled a fascist. Typical of the Republican establishment.

Anonymous said...

The good Lord was able to give Moses the power to part the Red Sea but even He can't give feel the power to fix JPS. It's too far gone.

Anonymous said...

Not so simple 10:31. They must commission a study and hire consultants to determine what is essential before cutting non-essentials. That is essential.

Anonymous said...

Day 1 of a state takeover would be focused on cutting support jobs. That’s why it’s being labeled as racist. People will do whatever, even sacrifice the best interests of kids to defend their own economic future. Who will win this argument? So far, the grown folk and not the kids are winning. Unfair.

Anonymous said...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/half-the-people-working-in-schools-arent-classroom-teachers-so-what/

BS on this article. Read the link, and you'll see it's pretty much the norm for public schools, that have to take disabled and learning disorders and all students beside precious little Tiffany and Fauntleroy III.

As well as being an urban and large district.

And, no, I ain't JPS and I went to private school.

StarRider said...

At some point the adults have to move in and take over.

Anonymous said...

If I had to guess the reason its 40% is because half the teachers are unlicensed. Like with all numbers you have to dig deep.

Anonymous said...

And, no, I ain't JPS and I went to private school.
July 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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suuuurrrreeee

Anonymous said...

A long-time friend of mine taught in the JPS as an english teacher for Middle School aged kids. After 3 years of enduring the yelling, cussing, spitting and total disrepect from the kids, he decided to go to law school. He's now an attorney.

I guess he thought it is easier to fight with a bunch of lawyers than to deal with all the crap of middle school-aged kids in JPS.

Anyone see anything funny or telling about this?

Anonymous said...

JPS has a VFW chapter
Very few whites !
Guess the race baiters can't claim racism
with the current make up or hiring practices of JPS

Failing schools putting failing kids into the " real" world
No wonder Jackson is so screwed up

But lets pass a $60 million bond to make things right

Anonymous said...

JPS is the biggest drag on economic development in the City. Next is streets. Soon it will be JPD. If the Sieman's fiasco had never happened, the City might could focus on real problems. As it is, there is no money.

Anonymous said...

The explanation is in the 5th column.

Anonymous said...

Hell; The place is an employment agency, just like Jackson City Hall. Who didn't already know that? Moving right along.....

Anonymous said...

Come one folks, it's for the children.

Anonymous said...

10:47. Phil traded back controlof the system in return for his partners at BS and Government Consultants to get huge bond issuance fees. Otherwise, no way those firms get the JPS contract.

Anonymous said...

July 14, 2018 at 10:53 AM -- I think you are 100% correct. If the State had taken control of JPS, BS would never get another bond issue job or other fee from JPS.

Anonymous said...

It really doesn't matter. Albert Einstein could not get a job teaching Physics in JPS. Too competent!

Who Yo Daddy? said...

Like Madison County politics....80% of the employees at JPS are somebody's friend girl, daughter or son of some supporter of the Superintendent, related to one of the old gals in the front office, recommended by one or more previous mayors, has the same last name as a county supervisor or his wife's maiden name, member of the preacher's family....you get the picture.

It's impossible to drain a swamp full of gumbo.

HDMatthias, MD said...

A paper from Fordham University says that on average, only 50% of US public school employees are teachers.

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