Thursday, January 12, 2012

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CRITICS FEAR MAYOR SLY'S KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL TAKEOVER IS A GOP TROJAN HORSE!!!



By desperation or design Mayor Sly's plan to takeover Kansas City Public Schools has only met with real interest from Republican lawmakers in Missouri.

Representative Myron Neth, a Republican from Liberty, MO, is sponsoring and helping to author Mayor Sly's plan that still remains mostly secret.

So that really means . . .

KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE ALL BUT ABANDONED MAYOR SLY'S PUBLIC SCHOOL TAKEOVER PLAN!!!

TKC TIPSTERS have already told us that they wouldn't be much help not only because none of them want to tangle with MO. State Sen. Victor Callahan for no good reason but also because they aren't very useful given that they're a super-minority in both Missouri House & Senate.

So, now KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS advise . . .

EXPECT MAYOR SLY'S LEGISLATION TO GET BOGGED DOWN WITH A BUNCH OF MISSOURI REPUBLICAN EDUCATION SCHEMES LIKE TEACHER UNION BUSTING, DRACONIAN CUTS AND VOUCHERS!!!

In a very real way . . .

CRITICS FEAR THAT MAYOR SLY IS DELIVERING KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO MISSOURI REPUBLICANS!!!

It'll be fun to see Mayor Sly sell GOP control of The KCPS in a mostly Union controlled town, in strongly Democrat Waldo/Brookside and on the Eastside.

Given that Mayor Sly's plan is going nowhere . . . This raises a couple of interesting questions . . .

Why hasn't Mayor Sly been able to establish any support from Kansas City Democrat Representatives in the Missouri General Assembly? Sure, they'll go to press conferences with him . . . But they aren't putting their name to anything.

More importantly . . . What's the cost of Mayor Sly getting so much help from The Missouri GOP? We'll give Mayor Sly the benefit of the doubt and hope that he hasn't unwittingly involved himself and Kansas City students in a GOP vs. DEM wrestling match during an election year. However, we all know that politicos don't do ANYTHING out of the goodness of their heart and right now it seems as if Mayor Sly has politically indebted himself to Missouri Republicans . . . And they've always been hostile to Kansas City Democratic Establishment. By the way, that's the same establishment that helped elect Mayor Sly.

DEVELOPING . .

34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sly will win!

Anonymous said...

In case no one has noticed, the Dem's are argely irrelevant in the General Assembly.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that is because the kansas city democrats have destroyed the public school system for decades by simply throwing money at the problem and turning a blind eye.

Anonymous said...

As usual, it's all about egos, power, and especially, money.
It's really hard for anyone to defend the results of the KCPS system with a straight face. So just about any plan that changes the players is going to get a hearing.
At least the Urban Summit crowd was pushed out of the line. If Sly's plan does nothing more than that, it's a winner!

Anonymous said...

Like that thicky thick horse's ass.

Anonymous said...

Funk Wins.

chuck said...

T, Mayor Sly is smart. If what you say is accurate that Mike Talboy and John Rizzo are leading Democrats into 2012 Democrats cannot expect either would have the fortitude to go against Victor Callahan or be effective against Republicans.

Anonymous said...

very true chuckie.

red state said...

Republicans couldn't screw it up any worse than it already is.

Anonymous said...

word.

Anonymous said...

Ds are focused on The Sly Plan while Victor Callahan's bill seeks to fleece $260 million from inner city students. What a racist.

Anonymous said...

Say WHAT?!? I thought Republicans didn't care about people of color! At least that is what Tony has been telling us for years, that the GOP is made up of racist white people that don't care about or represent people of color. How could this be the case???

Anonymous said...

11:28am Your comments are unsupported by the facts. The Urban Summit's plan is still in play with the GOP.

Anonymous said...

Sly was the war criminal Kander's candidate right?

Makes sense that Sly would be a Trojan horse then.

Anonymous said...

Okay 1:57: I am no Kander fan, at all. But calling him a war criminal? That seems like libel. Hope you facts to back that up.

Anonymous said...

2:05 - gotta have the actual malice element to prevail in a lawsuit brought by a public figure.

Byron said...

I've seen these 'war criminal' comments before. Apparently, he's being called a war criminal simply because he's a veteran.

Anonymous said...

And he would have to make his service record public, which he has never done.

Anonymous said...

No Byron, he was in the Afghan War early when the CIA was involved in a large number of renditions. That alone would not mean much except that he refuses to make his service record public.

Anonymous said...

Why won't he make it public? Is there something to hide? Would it destroy his political career?

Byron said...

"That alone would not mean much except that he refuses to make his service record public."

So, he's being called a war criminal because he won't make his service record public. Doesn't that seem unreasonable to you?

How is this different from calling Vietnam Veterans 'baby killers'?

Anonymous said...

Republicans rock!! That's why our country is screwed with this fish Obama at the realm! Democrats want handouts instead of fixing things. Democrat response: The KC school problem is Bush's fault! Get over it. Time for the republican rule again to get these low life's from cheating the welfare system while they drive there Escalades and gold grills in they mouth!

Anonymous said...

our entire educational system is obsolete anyway--no matter who's running it there will be no real improvement until the whole process of educating children is changed from the ground up....

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that people would blame the Republicans for the school situation. They are the one group who is not responsible. There aren't 10 of them left in the District. They were all smart enough to vote with their feet.
Sorry guys, this one goes to the Dems. They earned it and they deserve it.

m3lt said...

Of course it's the dems fault. Nobody is saying it isn't but vouchers and busting Unions aren't going to help students.

The Republican solution to KC Schools only creates more problems.

Anonymous said...

It is curious that of the two plans, the one that is more friendly to labor is the Mayor Sly takeover/Republican plan, as it would keep the current teachers in place for the most part, while changing out the administration. Victor's plan turns over everything to the suburbs. So, for those scoring at home: Victor is working against working families.

Anonymous said...

The GOP will NEVER support folks like Tindall and Grant in control of the school district and neither will anyone else.
And the Urban Summit nonsense of taxing everyone in the city for an east side slush fund is dead, too.
These "leaders" need to look alot closer to home to find where their problems are.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the KC schools is culture. PERIOD. Stop having kids at 16 and ignoring them. Stop having 6 kids and ignoring them. Although the tax write off is good.

Anonymous said...

Of course they'd actually have to have a job and own property AND pay taxes to use them as a write-off...

Anonymous said...

Why is Tony worried and complains that the GOP is going to bust the teachers union and this is a union town but then complains when the fire union wins a raise

Anonymous said...

The GOP statehouse understands West and James are mere tokens.

Anonymous said...

Victor's plan puts the schools in the suburbs where the schools are accredited. What's wrong with that? It shows a respect for the students and education that the Mayor's plan doesn't. BTW, what is the Mayor's plan? Does anyone have a clue as to what it is?

Anonymous said...

What happens to the suburban schools when mass transfers of KC public system "scholars" become a significant number and presence in the suburban schools? Do I really need to tell you?

Anonymous said...

@11:09 If you meant to say that Callahan's bill puts the "students" in the suburbs, you are equally mistaken.

Callahans' plan will keep the KCPS students in their neighborhood schools and essentially contract out the management to other districts. The other districts will be paid double the daily attendance rate for the students and their test scores of these students will not be counted in the district which is paid to manage it. There are no provisions in the bill that have any accountability. This is very similar to the deseg. money 20 years ago. The school districts will be paid double and they will not have to raise student achievement since the scores will not count.

The bill is one-sided. The districts that take KCPS students don't have to do anything to get the money.

The KCPS disappears. The students still don't learn and the problem is solved.

The state needs to take over the KCPS.