Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Show-Me Sen. Levota: The Savior Of Kansas City Public Schools



Take a quick look @ legislation in lieu of academic performance, that kind of a teaching moment for Kansas City scholars on how the real world works.


KSHB:"State Sen. Paul LeVota is asking his fellow lawmakers to join him in calling on the Missouri Department of Education to grant Kansas City Public Schools provisional accreditation"

This probably doesn't have much of a chance . . .

BUT HERE'S A FUN QUESTION: WHAT LESSON IS SEN. LEVOTA TEACHING US ABOUT GIVING KCPS A PASS WHEN THEY DON'T REALLY DESERVE IT?!?!

Now is the opportunity for this blog community so school readers. Or something.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It has more to do with not wanting any of the KC district scholars in Independence.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Keep the "scholars"in KC!

Hyperblogal said...

I've got an idea. At halftime in the Super Bowl, let's change the rules.

Anonymous said...

Next

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Paul is cute!

Anonymous said...

Sure. Lets accredit a district that has no business being accredited just to save the schools in the burbs. Isn't he the same one that filed the bill that allows suburban schools to determine their own classroom size maximums?

I've lost respect for him.

Anonymous said...

Sen. LeVota is teaching the lesson known as NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).

Anonymous said...

When a school district can't become accreditated by teaching kids well enough to actually demonstrate basic performance on tests, BOTH sue to overturn that decision or legislate reality away.
And magically the kids can read and do math at a grade appropriate level.
Until reality rears its ugly head.
The kids would do a lot better if there were just a little adult supervision.

Anonymous said...

both are failures

Anonymous said...

Actually he doesn't have to file any of these bills because A New Path to Excellence will be starting up as of next year. DESE is holding these meetings to meet their obligation, but the decision has already been made.

Anonymous said...

While I understand anyone not wanting to give the KCPS a break, they did however score over 10% higher than the required provisional accreditation score.

Anonymous said...

Yea lets keep Airwack west and his corrupt cronies (Joe Jackson) in power long enough to steal more no bid contracts...

Anonymous said...

He's teaching lesson in political trade-offs.

Anonymous said...

12:34 AM comment

Details...details!
Please review in what areas the points were scored. My understanding is the improvements did not come from the academic measurements of the students, but in other areas which are scored.

Anonymous said...

1:08am is right.
The final tally was that 70% of the KCPS students performed below grade level in math and language arts skills.
Attendance was up, though.
But they're turning the corner!
AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

If he were a teacher instead of a legislator, he would be promoting thost "scholars" no matter what. Oh wait, that's what happens anyway. If the District can automatically promote, why can't the legislature automatically approve accredidation?