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, […]

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 […]

As Promptly As Possible

September 22, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

After discovering significant misconduct at NCVPS, we made public records requests of the Department of Public Instruction (“DPI”) in October 2015 and February 2016.  Even after two “attempts” at complying with NC Public Records laws, DPI clearly had not managed to provide us all of the documents to which we […]

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”) […]

Shooting The Messenger

September 13, 2017 ConcernedParents 0

Plagiarism by the course development team is bad enough, but the problems with the APUSH course were far more widespread and tend to point toward significant cultural issues at NCVPS.  Poor quality work, lack of accountability, and blaming the person who steps forward to say “this is not right” seem […]

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 […]