Thursday, February 07, 2013

Takeover Bill Aimed At Kansas City Public Schools Speeds Through Missouri Senate

KMBC and the way the KCPS ends: "Legislation allowing state education officials to intervene more quickly in failing schools has cleared the Missouri Senate with no opposition."

13 Comments:

Orrin Lewis Ellis said...

Put me in charge!

I straighten out that school system one student at a time!

KCPS niggers said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! de free ride be ovah until we figger out otha way how to steal de loot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How many Missouri school districts will the state take over?

Anonymous said...

At this time, prob just KC (already in charge of St Louis). Under the NEW rating scale the state is adopting, KCPS is nowhere near being provisionally accredited.

Anonymous said...

Its pretty much a given this will be signed into law; the question is what dese will actually do. I know there is a stong strong push from many in KC and Jeff City for new governing board.

The community meetings will be interesting to say the least.

St Louis board fought it tooth & nail as well but takeover still happened.

Anonymous said...

The key to this will be who serves on the SAB. If DESE plans on the takeover, they owe the community those names first before any final decison is made. The current board isn't optimal, but a politically appointed board could be much, much worse. Imagine...SAB chair Ron Hunt or Clinton Adams.

Anonymous said...

I agree 2:04. From the current board I would only be opposed to 2 being a part of the new board. Rea, Jackson, Hile are all good candidates. The women you dont hear much about but they seem like decent people.

Anonymous said...

who from the current board should stay? Nacho, Black Jezzus, Fat Albert, or the rest of the bar scene in Star Wars? What ever happened to "Light in the loafers"?

Anonymous said...

How many school districts are unaccredited under MSIP 5?

Anonymous said...

@1:58
St. Louis didn't have any legal options. Their finances went into the red. That allowed for an instant take-over under the law. KCPS would have gone into the red if Covington didn't close all those schools.

Once this law goes into affect, KCPS will not be able to stop a take-over. However, this law also keeps the district from being disolved at the end of 2014.

Anonymous said...

The House will probably derail this one this time as well. I would say about 70% want a new board, but unfortunately KCPS may be stuck with this one.

Anonymous said...

Pointing out an obvious question--everyone wants a new board, but if my math is right, six of the nine seats have been up for election since defcon-covington happened (four last spring plus one in fall 2011 and one in fall 2012). If 70% of KC wants a new board, maybe they should get off their asses and do the work of getting better candidate elected. Democracy works when you work!

Anonymous said...

The law will not pass.