Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Money Can't Fix Kansas City Public Schools

Mo Record reveals that more cash can't help failing test scores and ongoing Show-Me State education woes: Mo' Money Will Not Solve MO Problems

Counterpoint from The Turner Report: The Rex Sinquefield plan for reforming education

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A BILLION dollars didn't seem to help KCPS.

Superdave said...

Need to fix the city before you can fix the schools.

The schools suffer from the trickle down lack of leadership in City Hall.

But don't see City Hall getting fixed so kiss the schools and the whole city good bye.

Midtown Nigga said...

mo money??? yas sah dis niggas need mo free money!

SAY IT LIKE IT IS said...

Kansas City needs to demolish about 500 blocks to the East of Downtown, and start over. Disburse the residents. Abandon the "Black Power" City Council Districts. Repopulate Kansas City with educated, salary-earning, tax-paying, non-crime-committing residents.

Soap box said...

KCPS needs fresh eyes and innovators, as well as a different governing board. However, it goes much deeper than that. The public schools simple reflect what's going on in the cities they serve. Communities with high crime, poverty, single parent homes will have the lowest performing schools, so there is only so much a district can do; especially when very few have any faith in the district. We need innovative leadership from experienced and passionate educators and community members. There are plenty of districts that have substantially improved their lowest performing schools, but it takes time, patience, fresh ideas, parental and community involvment, and yes, some money.

Anonymous said...

duh! money doesn't fix anything; especially if retards are the bank tellers.