TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY BRIGHT SIDE: TOP FIVE REASONS TRANSFERS OUT OF THE KCPS MIGHT BE A GOOD THING!!!
Right now let's teach a lesson to all of the doom and gloom politicos who don't have a clear understanding of the recent Missouri Supreme Court School Transfer ruling.
To wit . . .
CHECK THE TKC TOP FIVE REASONS SCHOOL TRANSFERS OUT OF THE KCPS MIGHT HELP KANSAS CITY IN THE LONG RUN!!!
Sadly, this is an alternative perspective that won't appear in any other local publication because mostly "progressive" newsies are too busy repeating Missouri Democratic or Teachers' Union talking points.
So here's the real deal . . .
1. KCPS Blights Neighborhoods And Fewer "Scholars" Would Improve The Quality Of Life In Kansas City Proper
Suburban schools taking on Kansas City "scholars" would offer a welcomed respite to local neighborhoods enduring far too many students traipsing past their homes and causing more than a bit of trouble on their way to and from unaccredited schools. In the long run, closing more schools and tearing down the remains would end a longstanding legacy of failure that has only served to help drive down home prices throughout the community.
2. Transfer Students Don't Always Drain Precious Kansas City Resources
Every day police and fire are constantly called to deal with KCPS problems like arson and student violence . . . All by itself, Southwest makes more than 50 calls for outside emergency assistance a year. When "scholars" transfer out . . . This kind of thing becomes the problem of another municipality.
3. Fact Check - Accredited Schools Are Better Than Unaccredited School - Duh!
This fun fact is getting lost in the mix . . . The effort to trap KCPS "scholars" in an unaccredited district is doing nothing less than depriving those students of a better education in service of an endless political battle betwixt left vs. right that seems more than willing to sacrifice the education of yet another generation of Kansas City residents.
4. Let's Not Delay The Inevitable
This week all the rage has been focused on Commish Nicastro making plans to take apart the district anyhoo and without much regard for so-called "stabilization" . . . Meanwhile, we acknowledge the valiant efforts of some KCPS Insiders and folks doing thankless work . . . But this is a disaster 30 years in the making and sometimes it's important to simply start over and move forard.
5. One Kansas City . . . Like It Or Not
Funny. Every time suburbanites want KC to take on another tax burden we hear a lot about "one KC" and metro-wide unity . . . But now that local students need access to better educational resources that sentiment has been stifled by the very same politicos who promote this kind of civic garbage when it comes to development schemes. School Transfers offer an opportunity to put the "One KC" theory into action and demonstrate that confining a problem to the urban core is not only despicable but also impractical given the reality of our interconnected world.
For these reasons and so many more, it's important to realize that school transfers upheld by the Missouri Supreme Court represent an opportunity for Kansas City and not just another example of a local institution in decline.
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