The Audit’s (Not So) Rigorous Investigation

January 3, 2018 ConcernedParents 0

As we described in an earlier post, we believe the DPI internal audit of NCVPS served primarily political purposes, and did not investigate most aspects of the misconduct at NCVPS.  The announcement of an audit was initiated to influence an investigative report about to air on WNCN, and DPI was […]

A Meeting At Last

December 21, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Just two weeks after the Superintendent of Public Instruction lost his attempt to have our lawsuit against him dismissed, we were finally offered a meeting to discuss the misconduct at NCVPS.  Of course, this was also 753 days since we first raised our concerns about plagiarism by the developers of […]

Tell It To The Judge

December 18, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

On November 6th, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mark Johnson, and Department of Justice (DOJ) finally had their day in court asking for our lawsuit against the Superintendent to be dismissed.  As you may recall from earlier posts, we filed a lawsuit against the Superintendent (originally June Atkinson then Mark […]

At Long Last, An “Audit” Of Sorts

November 2, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

We have been calling for an independent investigation into the misconduct at NCVPS for well over a year, and no one in North Carolina state government has shown any interest in taking up the cause.  It is demoralizing to watch our appointed and elected representatives stand by while contractors take […]

Local Legislators Dropping the Ball on Education

October 18, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Six weeks ago, we met personally with each of State Senator John Alexander and Representative Joe John.  After many months of appealing for their assistance with NCVPS and DPI issues with no response, we scheduled meetings to more directly engage them in driving change at NCVPS that benefits the students […]

Government Inaction

October 16, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

As discussed in previous posts, we have been advocating for an investigation into the misconduct and broken culture at NCVPS for nearly two years.  Our requests for action started with the executives of NCVPS, and resulted in some inadequate changes to the APUSH course and in limited training initiatives on […]

Local Schools: The Other Side of NCVPS

October 11, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

As discussed elsewhere on our site, we did not choose to have our children registered for NCVPS courses.  Two of our children’s local schools enrolled them in three NCVPS courses and informed us this was the only path for our children to pursue a curriculum that would meet their educational […]

More Missing Citations?

October 9, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

While we only requested public records from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) related to the APUSH course, they used search procedures which occasionally generated documents pertaining to other NCVPS courses. One such document related to the NCVPS Calculus course includes the following exchange on November 6, 2015: Darlene Schafer: […]

A Broken Education System Runs Deep and Wide

October 6, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

It is almost a given that when you begin investigating a corrupt organization, you run across evidence of new issues you did not know existed.  No surprise, NCVPS is just such an organization.  While reviewing documents provided to us in response to our public records requests for the APUSH course, […]

Missing the Forest for the Trees

October 4, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

By October 30, 2015, we had already informed NCVPS teachers and executives of numerous significant problems with the APUSH course including the following: widespread technology issues rendering portions of the course (such as the formative quizzes) unusable post-assessment test questions that were vague and/or had no correct answer post-assessment test […]