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 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 […]

Talking About An Investigation

September 28, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Throughout September and October of 2015, we tried working with the teachers and staff at NCVPS to fix the numerous problems our daughter encountered in the APUSH course, before resorting to public records requests in November 2015 attempting to better understand the lies and evasions coming from NCVPS executives on […]

The Truth Eventually Comes Out

September 26, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

In our life experience, when groups of people are caught doing something wrong, they often produce a flurry of conflicting and dishonest explanations of events as they try to weave each newly unearthed fact into an increasingly ungainly web of lies.  Here’s how this pattern played itself out at NCVPS […]

The Buck Stops With DPI

September 20, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

One category of public records we requested from the Department of Public Instruction (“DPI”) related to contracts for the development of the NCVPS APUSH course.  On February 12, 2016 we requested the following: “All contracts pertaining to the development, review and/or modification of any Advanced Placement United States History (“APUSH”) […]

June Atkinson In Charge

September 18, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

On August 20, 2016, we sent an email to every member of the State Board of Education (“SBE”) that read as follows: “Members of the NC State Board of Education, Attached please find a letter documenting the facts surrounding the deplorable condition of the Advanced Placement United States History (“APUSH”) […]