Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kansas City Public School Central High By Any Other Name Would Still Be Unaccredited!!!

Northeast News: "In a memo sent to Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green, Linda Collins, principal of Central High outlined several reasons why the name Central hinders the school.

Across the U.S., (Central High Principal) said, schools with the name of Central are viewed as “urban, low-achieving, poverty-stricken school houses.” "

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9 Comments:

chuck said...

Does Central still have the 5 million dollar swimming pool courtesy of Missouri Tax Payers and Judge Clarke?

Anonymous said...

Ouch, the truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

Who's running this District?

Anonymous said...

They should name it Kansas city murder factory

Anonymous said...

@5:21 Probably the only thing that wound up being worthwhile was the gym and the pool. Compared to most new facilities at neighboring districts, the pool is still a pretty good venue. I wish they would have spent a little less on the frills and invested in some of the other district pools.

Anonymous said...

Talk about teeing one up for everyone. The phrase "can't polish a turd" comes to mind. Change the name to "Oxford" or "Wharton" and it will still be the breeding ground for failure that it is. A place where people sometimes go before they drop-out at 16 and have a kid or go to prison. I have no idea if it can be found but somewhere around the mid 90's 60 Minutes did a feature about Central and what a failure it is. America's first and only billion dollar school at the time. Central could have the best teachers on Earth but it wouldn't matter. What is the percentage of kids there that come from a two parent home? Ten percent maybe? It's simple. Parents who don't give a shit have kids who don't give a shit. I bet at least half of the kids parents themselves are drop-outs. I'm probably underestimating that number. Chuck, a kid I worked with over a decade ago went there and told me the pool was trashed. They have an Olympic-sized pool for some reason. What's wrong with a fountain? I bet they rename it MLK.

Anonymous said...

As Donald "Duck" Dunn said in The Blues Brothers: "If the shit fits, wear it."

Anonymous said...

The BBBBBillion Dollar Boondoggle

the Editor said...

The comments are correct. It's a people issue, not a policy issue. When they figure that one out, there will be hope. Good luck! Continuing to invest money into things instead of people is a waste of time and resources. Change the Public School policies to force parent involvement. Drug test them, require at min. of 2 visits per school year and require parent enrichment classes. Quickly, all of the lazy good-for-nothing parents with the same caliber of student will move to surrounding districts where the standards aren't so high. The folks who are committed and interested will surface and those children can begin to be taught and parents can be taught how to promote and support effective education. Maybe that's going too far?