Monday, July 23, 2018

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Perhaps that school bond issue needs to pass after all.



39 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a proud graduate of JPS, I am ashamed.

Anonymous said...

"The first day of school is August 8.We know your ready right!! But if your not check out these upcoming dates and registration information. to help you prepare,"
Correction: (assuming that we're not going to scratch the entire poorly written message)
The first day of school is August 8th. We know you’re ready, right? But if you’re not, check out these upcoming dates and registration information to help you prepare.

Please tell us that this wasn't written by a teacher. Bad enough if it is an administrator, employee or a student.

Anonymous said...

There problem are their not prepared for they're own jobs!!! to learn. #JustPlainStupid

Anonymous said...

As I said on another thread, I wouldn't buy JPS bonds if I were laundering money. Giving $65 mil to these clowns is like giving a loaded and cocked pistol to a 2 year old: anyone and everyone in the vicinity, including the idiot who handed over the pistol, is gonna really regret it...except the child, who has no concept of what they were just given and certainly no clue of how to properly handle it, but is going to scream for a week when the damned goes "BOOM!"

Anonymous said...

For some reason, this tweet is no long appearing on their feed. It only has 8,314 tweets. Were they hacked?

Anonymous said...

Probably posted by a millennial that is being paid a large chump of money that should stay in the classroom. It's a national crisis, not just here.

Anonymous said...

I live in NEJxn and my neighbors and I are still waiting on the JPS supporters to come knock on our doors so we can listen to their pitch....like they promised to do. "Every home in Jackson will be visited by us".....yea right. What they meant to say was that every democrat home will be visited by us.

Anonymous said...

Attn 2:45 Apparently you did not read that these bonds are not going to cost the Jackson citizens any money. That may be true assuming the bonds issued in this scheme are defaulted on before payments are started.

Anonymous said...

2:46 PM (or 3:00PM JPS Time), sall good. guess they be deletin them tweets lil too late.

Ms. Blackmon said...

I don't see what all the commotion is about herr

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine why JPS isn't an "A" rated district after reading such inspiring communication. Elegant elucidations on the embarkment of a new academic year. Yes, indeed, we are ready indeed.

Louis LeFleur said...

2:21, you do know that while becoming more common, starting a sentence with the word "but" is still not proper, don't you?

Anonymous said...

Most likely a proud graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at Jim Hill.

Anonymous said...

Betcha it was written by an English teacher.

Anonymous said...

At a MINIMUM one might expect JPS PR staff to understand the difference between a possessive adjective which describes nouns (your) and a simple contraction (you are = you're). BTW--the latter is correct in the Tweet AND I learned grammar as a JPS student.

There has been NO culture change as vocalized at the top of their lungs by the Governor and Mayor in denying the takeover last fall. Grades will come out for this year soon and they will prove to be statistically the same or even worse.

Anonymous said...

Had to be written by one of the several hundred employees NOT in the classroom. Probably a special hire for projects such as this.

Anonymous said...

4:10, it was not written by an English teacher......it was proofed and approved by an English teacher. JPS is lost.

Anonymous said...

Must have been written by the "top heavy" administrative staff... surely that isn't a teacher???

Anonymous said...

I am a proud Murrah graduate who was schooled in English by Miss Irene Breland. As some of you know, Miss Breland was brutally attacked in her garage on Meadowbrook Road several years ago and died days later as a result of the attack. She was in her 90's.

Anyway, JPS admin folks should have been schooled by Irene.

The message from JPS that I read was likely written by a millennial. These folks simply don't understand English and grammar and don't want to. Whatever.

Shameful stuff.

Anonymous said...

Starting a sentence with 'but' or ending one with right?

I'm even seeing people over fifty posting "I know right?" We are losing the battle.

MaggieFromMs said...

The saddest part is, that was probably written by the administrative staff. I taught in JPS for twelve years. I am sorry. I did try.

Wake Up said...

"There has been NO culture change as vocalized at the top of their lungs by the Governor and Mayor in denying the takeover last fall. Grades will come out for this year soon and they will prove to be statistically the same or even worse."

Now that last sentence wouldn't be favorable to those that are unaccountable running the system, right? What makes you think those that are unaccountable with test scores and grades would be remotely honest, especially if it were to their detriment?

Anonymous said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste....

Anonymous said...

probably written by a social media consultant that was hired by using a search firm recommended by another consultant

Anonymous said...

These people prove there incompetentance more and more each day!!!

Anonymous said...

It's better to sit silent and be thought a fool, rather than speak and remove all doubt!!! That was a quote meant exclusively for those in charge of JPS... total and compllete fools... I honestly can't imagine a less qualified group of individuals. It's fortunate they have the race card.

Together We Climb said...

What you suburpan morons don't understand is this here: If you want cooperativation from a groups of people, you has to speak to they level and courage them to accept you as a equal to them so you can get they cooperative. You people on the outside speak out of turn every time too quick. The hole thing were intentioned and well played, so, yo. Those of us in the system is encourage to be getting back to work when the year start in a few week. Just stay out of hour way and get lost.

Anonymous said...

Let he (or she) who can post without grammatical errors or misspelled words cast the first stone, 8:14. Your post was unintentionally hilarious.

Anonymous said...

They deleted the tweet. I saw yesterday where some of their parents were calling them out for the deplorable grammar and punctuation.

Anonymous said...

Most businesses and organizations that use social media have VERY tightly controlled access to social media accounts and the only people with access are communications people with social media training. Obviously, an organization is free to give the log-in credentials to numerous employees from across the organization, but even at a dysfunctional mess like JPS (hopefully) that is unlikely. The bottom line is the writer/poster of the post in question was probably not some random JPS employee from some random department (i.e., a teacher), but someone hired by management for their alleged communications/social media skills and abilities.

Think about that for a moment. That person was hired by management to speak for and put a public face on JPS and posting something like this is on them, but that management thought this person was the best person for the role speaks much, much more to management then to the questionable language skills of a low-level employee.

JPS is simply not a viable entity in its current state. Any experienced, competent manager looking in from the outside can see that at least 50% of employees are incompetent or unsuited for their jobs. A thorough review could easily, and likely would, raise that number above 80%. It is staggering. Given the overall situation, it will not get better. When the school system of a state's capitol (and largest) city is visibly incapable of providing an education, the prospects for that state are not good. This cannot be solved with money provided to the current structure - a compensation package, no matter how large, can turn a mechanical engineer into a surgeon and it cannot turn a totally incompetent, ineffective school administrator or teacher into a competent, effective one. It is long past time to sweep the decks and start over, and really, that is the only viable choice.

Anonymous said...

The JPS deteriorated because of white flight (people and businesses) in the face of integration in the 70s and 80s. With them went the tax base. You reap what you sow.

Anonymous said...

1:49PM wrote > "The JPS deteriorated because of white flight (people and businesses) in the face of integration in the 70s and 80s. With them went the tax base. You reap what you sow."

You're suggesting that a school district with a more-than-adequate budget to educate students is pissing away money, while asking for even more, because white people moved away 40-50 years ago? I admit, I'd like to read your in-depth explanation...I think.

JPS has enough money to do a decent job as a school district, but it doesn't have enough money, nor should it be given enough money, to subsidize the (over)employment of incompetents, the merely unqualified, or even the simply unnecessary. If Toyota said it was spending 200 million on barrel-making tools and hiring 1000 people as barrel makers, who didn't know how to build barrels, and Toyota didn't need any barrels anyway, but to pay for this stupidity, Toyota was raising the prices of all vehicles 50%, what would people say? What would the stockholders say? Well, JPS is up to its ass in barrel-making tools and barrel makers who don't know nothin' about makin' no barrels. And the citizens of Jackson are the stockholders.

Anonymous said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste....

So is money ...

Anonymous said...

@1:49 - I was patiently waiting for some fool to blame this memo on white people. Much thanks.

Anonymous said...

I so appreciate logical respondents such as 6:44.

Anonymous said...

What I said at 1:49 pm is the irrefutable truth. The problems have been exaserbated by poor management, but the problems began with white flight. 7:06 has no facts to the contrary.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:49/3:05

As 6:44 said, "You're suggesting that a school district with a more-than-adequate budget to educate students is pissing away money, while asking for even more, because white people moved away 40-50 years ago?"

Your 'in-depth' explanation?

Anonymous said...

6:07, I never said the bond issue should be passed because white people left Jackson. I simply pointed out the origin of the decline in the JPS System. As an aside, what qualifies you to determine that the existing budget is more than adequate?

Anonymous said...

!2:30PM, July 26, wrote:

"6:07, I never said the bond issue should be passed because white people left Jackson. I simply pointed out the origin of the decline in the JPS System. As an aside, what qualifies you to determine that the existing budget is more than adequate?"

Since 6:07 quoted me, I'll answer. As examples, Desoto and Jackson County spend in the $7000 range per student, JPS spends about $9500 per. Desoto and Jackson County manage to educate students and rank high for Mississippi while doing so. JPS spends 25ish% more and gets much worse results. However, it is a larger district, so it should have an increasing, rather than decreasing, average cost of marginal return. In terms of school districts, if a district of X students can adequately educate students for Y cost per student, a similarly-situated district of more than X students should be able to do so for equal (or really, less than) Y cost per student because of sunk costs, etc. Very basic organizational financial management, which I have no doubt befuddles much of JPS administration.

And before someone starts with the "students aren't numbers, they are children!" stuff, I fully and wholeheartedly agree. Kids are our future and their education is a key to future success. The economics of their education, however, is absolutely a matter of financial management. Incompetent financial management, be it education or making widgets, will produce a inferior product, whether students or widgets. Exhibit A: JPS.

And like those that quoted me, I'm still waiting for your analysis of 40-plus year old "white flight" vis-a-vis the issues at JPS. Hey, you said it, can't you explain it?

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