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Petition to Tell Dr. Maxwell To Restore Funding For Advanced Placement Launched


Parkdale High School senior Juwan Blocker was sworn in Wednesday August 10,2016 as student member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. Since his election to the board, he has shown leadership by advocating for what is right for students and families.

A petition requesting Dr. Kevin Maxwell to restore funding for advanced placement has been launched by student Board of Education Member Parkdale High School senior Juwan Blocker. Community is urged to sign it in order to get to the bottom of the issues. Reform Sasscer Movement is also requesting an investigation of attorneys who have been paid off by PGCPS School District in order to cover up wrongdoing within the school District after employees reported problems about the head start problems to the school district officials way back in 2009.

The school district officials and others connected to the school system are using tax payer money to influence the judicial system in a scheme to defeat justice in Maryland to the detriment of many citizenry in the Prince George’s County. Sign Juwan Blocker‘s petition.


Dr. Kevin Maxwell is accused of cover ups of several serious issues within the District ever since he became the CEO and he is not leading the county schools in the right directions.

The Petition states:

Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools parents, students, and community members,

My name is Juwan Blocker and I am the Student Member of The Prince George’s County Public School Board, representing all PGPCS Students. I would like to inform you of the alarming changes to the way that our county will pay for the Advance Placement test for students enrolled in AP classes. Advance Placement was designed by the College Board to better prepare students to be successful in college by exposing them to college level work in high school. Throughout the year, these courses prepare students to take an end of the year exam for potential college level credit.

The county school system has covered the cost of the exam ($93.00) per exam for all enrolled students for years, but a recent letter sent out to schools from Dr. Maxwell’s Administration has suddenly changed this. The letter states that due to lack of funding, the county would ONLY pay for the exam if the student participates in the Free and Reduce Lunch Program. This change means that every student in AP that is not in the Free and Reduce Lunch program will have to pay $93.00 per exam.

There are several problems and concerns with this sudden change.

1. Students and Parents were not informed of this change prior to signing up for AP courses.

2. There are still parents, students, and teachers who are not informed of this mater.

3. There is a large amount of Advance Placement students who take two or more Advance Placement courses. Two courses alone will cost $186. If a parent has two students enrolled in Advance Placement and both of them take two Advance placement courses a piece, then the price would cost $372.

4. Where did the money that originally covered the cost of Advance Placement for ALL students go?

5. Why are people now being informed about this change during the middle of the school year?

6. What else in our budget could have been cut before determining to cut funding for a program that gives our children the opportunity to be exposed to college level work and take a college exam for possible college credit?

The reality is that if our county stops paying for the Advance placement exams for ALL of our students, then students will be less inclined to take AP because of the financial burden of the AP exam at the end of each year. If the number of students taking AP classes declines, then we will not be meeting the part of our vision which states that The Prince George’s County Public School Systems vision is we will be a GREAT school system recognized for providing education services, which ensure that every student in our diverse school district graduates for college and careers in a global society.

I am going to work very hard to ensure that our students and parents won’t have to deal with this financial burden, but I need YOUR help! I ask that you please sign this petition in support of keeping this burden off of the backs of our children and parents.

Juwan Blocker,

Student Member of The Prince George’s County Board of Education


Kevin M. Maxwell, chief executive officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools, visited schools on the first day of classes, Aug. 23, and ate lunch with students at Suitland High School. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Students, Teachers, Parents, Community Leaders: WE NEED YOUR HELP!





Dr. Alvin L. Crawley Resigns.


Dr. Alvin L. Crawley – above – The right thing a little too late for innocent victims.

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) superintendent and the Board members are reacting to our expose yesterday. The Board has now sent out an email to all Staff that Dr. Alvin L. Crawley will be resigning as of June 3, 2013. (See News release).

Such changes are what we would love to see and there are others. Kudos to interim Superintendent Crawley and the Board of Education for responding to these needs. We just hope that the Board of Education for Prince George’s County supporting the County Executive Baker will properly scrutinize the next Superintendent who will come in the school District and help fix the issues identified by our group in corroboration with other stake holders within the school system.

Potential replacements for Dr. Crawley include up and coming prospective candidates such as Daryl V. Williams – Chief of Student Services or Lisa D. Price, PMP, CGPM – Performance Officer for PGCPS to act as interim superintendent in case of a delay in selecting the next superintendent of Schools by June 1, 2013. Both individuals are competent leaders with proven track records in their areas of expertise.

Director of Communication Mr. Brian Coleman, who has been on our radar lately for bad behavior including disrespect and cover ups at Sasscer Administrative Building (Board HQ), sent out the attached email at the bottom of this post to cover up as usual.

People would expect a bit of self-circumspect considering what has transpired under Dr. Alvin L. Crawley’s watch. These emails demonstrate what is wrong with the culture of impunity in PGCPS. One is bound to think Dr. Crawley is leaving under normal circumstance. Why do we shed tears for perpetrators and conspirators? Who is sad for the poor defenseless little children who were molested by the brutes during this man’s watch? Please let us be more reverend and repentant.  These are not normal times. Let us not “normalize” the abnormal.

The sentiments expressed in the end are very revealing and expose the Business as usual lesfaires attitudes in PGCPS School District.

There is no smoke without fire! The gentleman had two and half months to go before resigning. What doesn’t he want us to find out? Dr. Crawley is a clear manifestation of a man who forgot his mission and disregarded the 21 commandment he went to uphold and implement from our blogs. He can only blame himself for the calamity which has befallen him!



From: Prince George’s County Public Schools <PGCPS@public.govdelivery.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Subject: Statement from the Board of Education regarding the earlier departure of Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvin L. Crawley

Statement from the Board of Education regarding the earlier departure of Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvin L. Crawley

April 26, 2013

For Immediate Release


Office of Communications



On Thursday, April 25, Prince George’s County Public Schools Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvin L. Crawley notified the Board of Education of his intent to resign effective June 3, 2013. The Board has accepted Dr. Crawley’s resignation.

Statement from the Board of Education regarding the earlier departure of Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvin L. Crawley: “We are saddened by Dr. Crawley’s decision to leave early; however, due to the passage of the recent legislation changing the governance structure of our school system, we fully understand. We regretfully accept Dr. Crawley’s resignation and express our gratitude and appreciation for his consistent dedication to student achievement.”

Statement from Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvin L. Crawley: “It is with mixed emotions that I submit my letter of resignation effective June 3, 2013. I have enjoyed my tenure as Interim Superintendent of Schools and appreciate the support of our Board, staff, parents, students, and members of the community. I am very proud of the accomplishments we have achieved during my tenure.”

Background: Dr. Crawley was hired in August of 2012 under a contract that was set to expire on June 30, 2013. Maryland House Bill 1107, which passed on April 9, 2013, significantly changes the governance structure of PGCPS by giving the County Executive the authority to appoint the Superintendent of Schools as well as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Education.



Outrageous Petition Drive in PG County.


Today we received news through the Washington post that Shameful display of misplaced sympathies and loyalties are in play with some few individuals who want to maintain the status quo within PG County schools. Where is the outrage when it is needed the most to defend “helpless kids and staff” who are not popular or connected to these self-rightious groups?

The papers are stone dead and quiet when the same system has subjected its students and staff to abuse and conditions which are unfathomable in other school districts such as MPCPS, Carvert etc.  Why do we have to be on the wrong side of righteousness? Let us try something new, which can bring accountability to this madness in PGCPS school District. Enough is enough. We can no longer hide under the banner of democracy. Democratic society requires strong protection, but also carries with it equal responsibilities and creates accountability measures.

We support Mr. Rushern Baker and we will be watching developments as well as providing unsolicited advise during his tenure. We are not going give anyone a blank check. However, let us give a chance and try something new. Everyone in the Board of Education have had their chance, it is Mr. Baker’s chance now.

The question we are asking the critics is this, What are the motives of these groups and persons opposing the new school governance structure?  Who is standing for the poor students and staff members? The PG County chapter of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) should not adopt the tactics and bad attitudes of some corrupt Unions with some hidden agenda. We will not let a very good organization be high jacked by a few misguided individuals who are out to rubble rouse some naive elements in PG County.

Instead of these organizations trying to defend the power brokers with ill gotten wealth, they should be fighting for the less fortunate instead of trying to maintain the status quo. The only thing constant in life is change. Unless they learn to adopt, they are destined to obsolesce .

Lastly, there are people and cases which are beginning to be derailed for lack of representation in various forums. The Unions are not performing their rightful roles and keeping the PGCPS management accountable. We must say “NO” to such misplaced allegiance and false solidarity.