Kids First Louisville http://wfpl.org en Jefferson County Teachers Association Ad Counters 'Kids First Louisville' Criticism http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-teachers-association-ad-counters-kids-first-louisville-criticism <p>The Jefferson County Teachers Association has responded to radio ads attacking the union ahead of contract negotiations with ads of their own.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kids-first-launches-radio-ad-targeting-louisville-teachers-union-contract-deal" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kids First Louisville paid for the ads</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that claim the </span>JCTA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contract creates barriers to improving student success.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:06:19 +0000 Devin Katayama 5656 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Teachers Association Ad Counters 'Kids First Louisville' Criticism 'Kids First' Launches Radio Ad Targeting Louisville Teacher's Union Contract Deal http://wfpl.org/post/kids-first-launches-radio-ad-targeting-louisville-teachers-union-contract-deal <p>A new radio ad is taking aim at the Jefferson County Teachers Association ahead of its contract negotiations with the school district.</p><p>As WFPL's Devin Katayama reported earlier this week, <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/group-attacks-jefferson-county-teachers-union-ahead-contract-negotations">Kids First Louisville is trying to raise awareness about the upcoming talks</a> while criticizing the union's contract. Leaders with <a href="http://www.kidsfirstlouisville.com/">Kids First</a> argue the JCTA bargain is one of the more restrictive agreements in the country and blocks needed reforms at low-performing schools.</p><p>The 60-second spot will begin airing Tuesday and run for about two weeks.</p><p>It says the city's public schools are failing children and slams "union bosses" for putting their needs ahead of students. It also focuses on comments made by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, who said the worst performing schools in Jefferson County were committing "academic genocide" against students.</p><p>Listen:<iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94322827" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:39:29 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5569 at http://wfpl.org 'Kids First' Launches Radio Ad Targeting Louisville Teacher's Union Contract Deal