I asked the JPEF if they were taking credit for the districts increase in the graduation rate and this was the exchange.
Um, at the 3:45 mark, did you guys take credit for the increase of the graduation rate?
Chris: Actually, just the opposite. The video is trying to show that it takes a wide variety of players – like an orchestra – to help students succeed. So from teachers to volunteers to voters to nonprofits to the many other entities that support public education, everyone has a role to play.
To which I replied
That’s cool, just when the narrator said, “the JPEF has created the conditions for change, a strategic quantifiable turn around that is putting Duval County on the map nation wide” while showing the improvement of the graduation rate it seemed to be like you were taking the credit, but you’re not you are just taking credit for creating the conditions for it to occur. Thanks for clarifying. It’s a good thing you guys are here if not Winter would have probably arrived by now.
That last part was a Game of Throne reference in case you missed it, but there you have it, everyone has a role to play and it was just their role to “create the conditions for change, a strategic quantifiable turn around that is putting Duval County on the map nation wide” That’s it, that’s the part they played.
Oy &^#$ing Vey