Wednesday, February 06, 2013

UNDERSTANDING THE KCPS TAKEOVER BILL



Missouri politicos move closer to passing legislation that COULD start a takeover of Kansas City Public Schools.

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A measure that would allow the state to take over the Kansas City School District gained initial approval in the Missouri Senate

KC school takeover bill advances in General Assembly

The Missouri Senate has endorsed a measure that could speed up state intervention in failing school districts.

Then again, if test scores get better and the KCPS wins back accreditation like they promised . . . This bill might not matter . . . Because Kansas City's Public School District has never broken a promise, right?

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are still moving towards a takeover. The senators mentioned something about still letting the state intervene because the district tinkers back and forth between being just barely accredited and unaccredited and that isnt fair to the families that have no other options. Full vote Thursday then on to the house. I dont think they will wait for Aug. They are speeding this one through as fast as they can.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, the school board is a disaster. On the other, not sure how much better the state would do. One thing is for certain: kcmo is quickly becoming a land for those who have a lot and those who have not with no room for middle class.

Anonymous said...

Hey, let's throw more money at the problem. That always seems to help.

Anonymous said...

The state appointed board would have 3 ppl from the community. There should be some requirements in place though: no drug cases, must not live off of and use women, must have degree. This is basic stuff folks.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, much of the support for the takeover is a result not of test scores, but of the school board and superintendent's decision to cut off the grifters from the public funding teat (see: ACE). A state takeover in which good, solid candidates are put in place to improve the schools would be great. A state takeover where Kiki gets to doll out favors to everyone and everyon who made a living bilking the schools would be much, much worse than the current board.

Anonymous said...

Had not thought about it from that angle. Would the state entertain the dissolution of the district? I would want that option.

Anonymous said...

Let the state takeover this joke of a school district. Right now, it's nothing more than a "jail prep" for those NIGGERS "scholars"...

Anonymous said...

10:09 Yes, this is an idea being entertained, but the other districts would fight that because they dont want to deal with it. It sounds like the majority of the senate wants a 5 member state run board. The five member board would include 3 members from the KC community.

The debate last night was very interesting. Holsman did a great job.

Anonymous said...

How about opting out of the district to create a new, smaller one?

Anonymous said...

breaking up the district would have the effect of killing all the charter schools. almost half the kids in kc now attend a charter school.

Anonymous said...

@10:09

The current bill will remove the language about the dissolution of the district.

As it stands now, if no bill is passed, at the end of the 2014 school year KCPS ceases to exist.

The bill actually prevents that from occuring by allowing the state to take over before that happens.

There really is not any opposition to this bill except for the board itself.