JPS & Education

JPS Takeover Fight
 JPS sues MDE over takeover.
How bloated is JPS?
Quiz me this: JPS Edition.
JPS parents sue to stop takeover.
Why JJ covers JPS.
JPS sues to stop takeover.
MDE asks Governor to declare JPS state of emergency.
Board of Education to discuss JPS takeover today
Mayor opposes JPS takeover.
Priester speaks on JPS
JPS faces possible takeover. 
JPS still doesn't get it. (2016) 
 MDE approves JPS correction plan. (2016)
 JPS gets probation. (2016)
 CL drops the ball, WLBT picks it up and runs with it (2016)
Audit shows dark & dangerous side of JPS (Part 2) (2016) 
 JPS has been here before. (2016)
The Superintendent does not provide effective leadership. (Part 1) (2016) 

Its about time.  
Dr. Schimmel is at it again 
Dept. of Ed sets hearing for next month (Video) 
State might revoke JPS accreditation
A tale of two audits 
 Is this what charter school opponents fear?  
Graduation & dropout rates. We report. You decide.  
WJNT This morning (Audio) 
Candidates appear last night (video) 
JPS: They just don't get it.  
 JPS is raising your taxes
Moody's downgrades JPS, Dorian Turner rakes it in 
JPS issues press release on finances 
Ranking the local school districts on spending 
Its report card time 
Teacher thinks you should have no say 
JPS Report Cards 2012: 82% get D&F 
JPS: Ratings? What new ratings?  
WJNT yesterday 
 Sargent promoted her son RIGHT before she left
JPS changes mind and makes deal with state  
JPS keeps accreditation 
WLBT looks at JPS salaries 
JPS annual report 
JPS: Stimulus spending for attorneys
Black flight? What black flight?
2013 JPS report cards. Failure IS the option

 JPS Report Card (2012)
 JPS & bonds: What could go wrong? (2012)
 Jackson Public Schools: Failure IS the option.(2013)
 Stokes defends JPS. (2013)
 Jackson pushing for elected school boards. (2013)
 JPS: Spending more, achieving less (2014)
 Malachi wants nearly $500,000 to draft budget & "review" JPS finances.(2014)
Only 40% of JPS employees are teachers.  
 Can Jackson third-graders read? (2015)
Superintendent gets raise & contract extension for getting back to where he started. (2015)
 Code of silence for Reverend Stallworth? (2015)
 What's a few million dollars between friends? (2015)
 School bonds are gold as in golden showers. (2016)
 Stonewall!!! (2016)
 Call the waaah-mbulance for JPS. (2016)
 Here we go again: JPS edition.
 JPS needs mo' money.(2016)
Snapshot: JPS finances (2016) 
JPS reading scores improve, JPS can't be bothered.  
 Is Dr. Gray out at JPS (2016)
 JPS School Board responds to F rating. (2016)
 Ostrich alert.(2016)
 JPS Superintendent will resign (2016)
 Excuses, excuses, excuses.(2016)
 Dr. Gray shows why he is clueless and incompetent in his own words.(2016)
 Dr. Gray says goodbye for $195,000 (2016)
JPS wants to pay Stringfellow $24,000 for consulting.  
 JPS: Spending money is not spending money.
 JPS to consolidate schools.
 3rd grade reading results are in: The kids are readin'
 A Tale of Two School Districts (2017)
Dereliction of duty (2017) 

Charter Schools
Dear Milton Kuykendall.... 
Loome: Kill the charter school bill 
 Senate takes another swing at charter schools
Editorial: Charter schools deserved to lose 
Bill goes down 16-15 
CFR report on education 
Mississippi GOP stands up for charter schools 
Latest from the public school lobby 
Another member of the public school lobby 
Public school parent of the day....NOT! 
Senator John Horhn, illiteracy's best friend
Another member of the public school lobby 
We report, you decide: the public school lobby 
Charter school bill clears House Ed Committee (video) 
Sellout (Video)
School wars: The Empire strikes back 
The Parents' Campaign: Follow the money
Charter school bill passes Senate 
Senate Ed Committee passes charter school bill (Video)
Cecil pushes trigger law 
More propoganda from the Parents' Campaign
Tate comes out swinging for charter schools 
Charter school fear-mongering ramps up 
 Are the top schools really top schools? 
Parents Campaign digs in on charter schools 
Governor announces education plan 
Small school snapshot 
Majority-black school districts spend more, waste more, fail more

Feds approve Bolivar consolidation. Look what Bennie supports. 
  Waaaaaaaahhhh! (2014)
 Kim Wade discusses visit to Reimagine Prep.(2015)
Southern Poverty Law Center sues to close charter schools.  
Charter school parents fight lawsuit (2016) 

School ratings formula might change (2017) 
Does Lord Snow have a seat on both sides of the table?  (2017)
 Scorer screws up scores.  (2017)
 MDE presents "Mississippi Succeeds"
 Majority-black school districts spend more money, waste more money, get worse grades in Mississippi.(2012 post reposted)
MDE: No curve for school ratings.
What happened to the money? (2016)
Dr. Wright explains what new test will mean for students. (2016)
PARCC results not kind to Mississippi students. (2016)
Clinton, Madison, & Rankin get A's in Accountability results (2016)
School ratings? What school ratings? (2016)
M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-M-D-E (2016)
Superintendent's friends get nearly $600,000 behind closed doors. (2016)
Watchdog: MDE continues to grow. (2016)
AP: Dr. Wright has a tough job.
MDE has been VERY good to a Deputy Superintendent. (2016)
State Auditor: Dr. Wright overpaid deputy in violation of law. (2016)
Superintendent responds to "misinformation" on raises (2016)
Suits gonna suit. Want a raise, go to MDE.
School ratings delayed nine months.

The Truth as seen from Mount Kosciusko (2016) 
 Clinton, Rank, Madison keep A's while JPS fails.
Lyin' Loome is at it again (2016)
Editorial: Anatomy of a Whitewash
Third grade reading scores improve (2016)
Graduation rate improves (2016)
MDE to Pickering: HELP! 
 More than half of third-graders at some schools fail reading proficiency exam. (2015)
BPF: School ratings inflated. 
PARCC scores released (2015)

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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