TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! WHITE GUYS TAKING BACK KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!!
Kansas City Public Schools are comprised mostly of African-American students with a growing number of Latinos and so it's tragic that two white dudes attempting to seize power are described as "promising" and not merely as just another group of opportunists who have continually preyed upon the district mostly for the sake of their own ambition.
Take a look . . .
Kansas City School Board | Special election a sign of renewed interest
As usual, there's no perspective from The Star in this report.
One of the white dudes celebrated . . . We don't know.
And then there's Gunner Hand.
The first thing we can tell you about Gunner Hand is that he was handed a stunning defeat during the Kansas City redistricting not so long ago.
Mr. Hand (heh) was part of a group the drew up a laughable map in order to protect the Waldo enclave. The same group was notably hostile toward members of the minority community who spoke in favor of a more equitable map that was ultimately agreed upon by Mayor Sly and the City Council. More to the point, Mr. Hand selfishly offered himself as a leader of hastily assembled group that hadn't participated in redistricting discussions but simply wanted to impose their will at the last minute . . . It's fair to assume that his agenda on the KCPS Board is similar.
And here's the question that will ruin Mr. Hand's stint on the School Board.
GIVEN THAT MR. HAND HAS ALREADY ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF BY WORKING AGAINST KANSAS CITY MINORITY COALITIONS . . . HOW WILL THAT EXPERIENCE SERVE HIM WHILE WORKING TO REPRESENT THE INTEREST OF KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOMINATED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR?!?!?
In other words: Boo this man for his arrogance!!!
I'm guessing that he'll quit in little more than a year just like the frat guy before him.
Still . . . No matter what the demographic . . . The district remains unaccredited and we haven't seen an improvement in anything more than media relations. Meanwhile, services for students have taken a hit and now we can look forward to even more confrontation on the board which will soon have even less in common with the parent and student population.
DEVELOPING . . .