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Black JCPS students in the last few years have fallen further behind their white peers on state academic tests — but only at some grade levels — while for students across the state the racial achievement gap has widened at all grade levels — and by a wider margin than within Jefferson County Public Schools.
Metro Council passed a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to a state takeover of JCPS by a 16-1 vote, which stated that a takeover would undermine the voters of Louisville by eliminating the power of their democratically elected school board.
GLI CEO Kent Oyler emailed board members on Tuesday to state that he had not advocated for the state takeover of JCPS as was recommended by the new education commissioner on Monday -- despite Oyler's statement that same day expressing support for the recommendation and hope that it would improve the school district.
Two Jefferson County Board of Education members have told Insider that they are inclined to challenge the interim state commissioner’s recommendation for a state takeover of the local school district, and one of them expects the matter to end up in court.