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 […]

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: […]

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 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”) […]

Revisionist History

September 5, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

As we have discussed in previous posts, NCVPS had a scandal on their hands:  the teachers they hired to develop a new A.P. U.S. History course decided to copy unlicensed materials from the web rather than create original content as their contracts called for them to do.  When we notified […]

The Cover-up Is Worse Than The Crime

September 1, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Over the balance of the school year, the “new” development team of Sandra Waters, Leigh Robertson and Allison Altvater replaced all of the notes for the APUSH course, starting with Module 4  which was live to students at the time.  Often the “new” development team managed to post revised content […]

Where DID She Get The Course Content?

August 31, 2017 ConcernedParents 1

After our conference call ended at 11 AM on October 29, 2015, NCVPS clearly believed they had a major problem.  Within 20 minutes, Sandra Waters began frantically emailing her colleagues to determine sources of the course notes. “Hey! Do you remember where you got your notes for Modules 7-9?” – […]

Caught in a Web of Lies

August 30, 2017 ConcernedParents 1

“We will listen to them tomorrow, reiterate all the things we are doing, but they will not be happy with anything we say.” – M. Lourcey 10/28/15 This was NCVPS Chief Academic Officer Michelle Lourcey’s state of mind as she communicated to Eliz Colbert about the conference call planned with […]