Thursday, January 31, 2013

KCPS Takeover Coming SOONER

KCTV5: "A Missouri Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow the state education agency to take over struggling districts sooner."

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the success rate on Missouri school district takeovers? Need data.

Anonymous said...

All we need to know is that KCPS school boards have been epic fails and Gunnar is a toker.

Anonymous said...

If our board had education experience I think we might get a better result. There are only 1 or 2 that have any teaching experience at all. West has had 4plus years to get this district on track. I cant and wont wait another 4 years to see minimal progress at best.

I like Dr. Green and think he should stay. I think the slight improvements KCPS has seen are more of a testament to his leadership than anything else.

Anonymous said...

A state takeover doesn't mean that Dr. Green will have to go. It would actually give him more support than he already has. The current board is composed of mostly decent people, but they are not equipped for the challenges of the district. The smartest of them will admit that privately. The State has learned a lot from the mistakes they made in St. Louis. The "local control" line of reasoning is based only on politics, not on quality of schools. Listen carefully.

Anonymous said...

The "local control" line of reasoning is based only on politics, not on quality of schools.

Best comment yet about this topic.

Anonymous said...

You people are so badly misinformed. State takeover means the STATE, not you the voter, will determine who governs the district - and Sen. Curls is ready to do the bidding of Clinton Adams and the others who were pre-selected last year to be the local board. Do you really think that Dr. Green was delivered to the District with a ribbon? He was recruited and brought to the district by the current board. Do you think the previous boards would have had the political will, patience, and skill to navigate the treachery that has gone on? No. It would have been at least 3 new Supers by now. This district is finally in a period of stability and improvement. And yes, it will be slow. But state takeover is not a magic elixir. In fact it will be quite toxic as it will usher in yet another upset that leads to nothing. Let this district continue to improve. When it stops improving, then bring in the state. If people who fight this district spent as much time supporting it, imagine where we could be.

Anonymous said...

The state needs to take over the Hickman Mills School District which isn't any better than KC and has a joke of a school board that doesn't know anything about how the district should be run.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Ok. Which board member is 12:39?