MUST READ!!! REP. JAY BARNES FACT CHECKS THE KANSAS CITY RUCKUS OVER MISSOURI EDUCATION COMMISH NICASTRO!!!
A Missouri politico takes us behind the scenes of an education controversy that was played up by unions and Dead Tree Media to save Kansas City's unaccredited School District.
The Education Establishment Manufactures Fake Controversies After State Board and Dr. Nicastro Refuse to Endorse the Status Quo
First, a question of timing . . .
"You’d think by the tone of their statements that the allegedly controversial meetings on the ballot initiative were only recently revealed to these unions. After all, if they’re so far out of line, it would make sense that the unions would cry foul right away. Turns out, however, that the unions have had them since early May."
Rep. Barnes lays out the political education chess game quite clearly from his perspective.
The money line:
"The criticisms of Dr. Nicastro are driven purely by the fact that she and the State Board have proven time-and-again-and-again-and-again that they have the backbone required to resist bowing to political pressure from special interest groups whose biggest interest is not the education of children but to oppose anything that endangers their monopolies of control over failing school districts."
And so . . . Given that Dead Tree Media simply swallowed the union line without (M)any questions . . .
DOES KANSAS CITY DESERVE ANOTHER CHRISTMAS MIRACLE AGAINST THE EFFORT TO TAKE OVER THE KCPS . . . OR IS IT TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?!?!