Monday, January 13, 2014

STUDY SAYS: DISMANTLE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO SAVE STUDENTS!!!



More protest today over what is really the only reasonable conclusion to fix Kansas City Public Schools:

NBC Action News: Report calls for state to dismantle KCPS

Money line from KSHB newsie Garrett Haake:

"A draft report recommends dismantling the Kansas City Public School District and replacing it with networks of non-profit schools operated by educators largely independent from a central governing body."

More . . .

KCTV5: Consultant proposes dismantling failing districts

KCUR: Consultants Propose ‘Non-Profit’ District For Kansas City Public Schools

KMBC: Consultant recommends dismantling KC Public Schools

Sadly, too many jobs, political careers and basically the food supply of so many urban core youngsters depends on maintaining the status quo and pretending to achieve progress when things gets really tense.

Developing . . .

35 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Bill Gates going to pay for it?

Anonymous said...

That would have been a great plan 20 years ago.

Hyperblogal said...

The District was "dismantled" decades ago by Judge Clark (not Tom) and Arthur Benson. It hasn't been the same since... nor will it be.

KCPS Lifetime employee said...

but lardy lardy lard!!!! how will dis nigga be makin a livin an doin nufin???? do dat mean i gotz to go to WORK?????? it be de white man holdin de nigga down!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There isn't really any other solution than to take it apart. This public nightmare has been going on far too long and doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Anonymous said...

Total agreement. Billions wasted for zero results. Hard to argue against it.

Teach KC said...

You people are really overlooking the test results from this year. No matter how much negativity exists at this blog. We actually RAISED test scores this year met 84 percent of the DESE certification standards.

No wonder KC schools are falling behind if the people don't support the real achievement here.

Anonymous said...

Typical union thug on the payroll.

Don't even try to brag on what amounts to a B plus?

Teach KC said...

What a crock @4:50! When is the last time you have even been in a classroom? You are nothing more than a misinformed and probably racist member of the same group who has prevented our schools from making progress over the years.

Don't support teachers, don't support the district? Look where it has lead us now.

Reason KC said...

Calm down now kids. Nothing is going to change. This is KC after all.

Anonymous said...

Non profits DO NOT KNOW education!
Nicastro is acting unethically. If you thinkminority kids get crappy educations now, wait until Kauffman is involved.

Anonymous said...

The wealth-extraction process is almost complete and the KCPS district moved over the top of the arc of rebirth 15 years ago and has since been heading down a steep, nauseating slope of breakdown and deterioration, and finally crumbling to pieces with the reign of soon-to-be hapless Sylvester Sly James in charge.

Anonymous said...

4:46. Have you read the report? Kcps has over-glorified their results. Read the report. The numbers speak for themselves. In comparison to other districts they are far far behind. Even the signature schools score lower on average than other districts in the state.

Anonymous said...

She's not acting unethically. She's acting in the best interest of the kids and families in the district. It's time something radical was done. Two decades to catch up (per their report) to where everyone else is at now is just not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

This is half a solution. The other half would be to assign the dismantled schools to districts that work.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.

Anonymous said...

I like Byron. He has a lot to add to the conversation. At least his thoughts aren't littered with racist, sexist babble. He writes well, and I enjoy reading his opinions. Why are you so intimidated by him? Why do you care if he comments? It's his prerogative to do so.

Anonymous said...

Stop blaming other people for its failures. The failures are the parent(s) and students plain and simple. Parents who didn't give a fuck about education, dropped out at 16 to have a kid, raise worthless kids who are on welfare and act the same way. Repeat cycle in da hood.

TexKC said...

Leave the schools alone. Do you think Missouri can do any better?

Anonymous said...

When the Helzberg's built University Academy it was an unknown quantity. Today it is thriving, with everyone trying to get a place in that school. Whites and nonwhites are succeeding there. Teachers love it there. The charitable community supports the school every year, and these are people whose kids go to Rockhurst and Pembroke, etc. These folks write checks to support a school their kids will never attend because they know it's good for the community.

Tell me again how nonprofits can't run a school? 5:23? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

Yet you are probably ok with the n-word coward on here.

Anonymous said...

Hyperblogal is correct. Arthur Benson's misplaced sense of social justice, quest for big fees, and the scam he played on black families, with the aid of the socialist Judge Clarke destroyed the KCPS district. I remember when my taxes skyrocketed under Judge Clarke's ruling. All that money completely wasted.

Anonymous said...

Shut the district down. This the first chance the children have had in years. This is our last chance to avoid Detroit.

Anonymous said...

KCPS is once again asking for provisional accreditation tomorrow, and will once again be told no. They better stop while they are ahead.

Anonymous said...

Who is this Byron guy? Does he use bulk unsolicited mail to show us the cut of his jib?

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's simple. Don't let the niggers run it and it will work. Anything the niggers run, they ruin. Sorry, but that's the way it is. As long as the monkeys run the schools they will be a failure.

Anonymous said...

Ha, this is the last thing North Kansas City, Hickman Mills and Eastern Jackson County school districts want to hear. NiCastro is yet another whore politician whose sleeping with private interests. Fuck, what does KCPS have to lose? Give Dr. Green some time. If he says they're improving, believe it. Plus not to mention over half of KCPS school are either provisionally or fully accredited already. It's just the entire district brands them as unaccredited. BS, Indy, et al aren't going to like this.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 6:38

Thanks for the kind words.

Anonymous said...

8:06: Not completely wasted. He got a Janssen Place home out of the deal.

Anonymous said...

6:38 is you ya asshole

Anonymous said...

7:42, fuck you nigger lover.

Anonymous said...

6:40, and he sent his daughter to Pembroke!

Anonymous said...

6:38, you can say a lot of things about Byron (disability cheat, lazy, welfare cheat, dope smoker, racist, etc.) but one thing you cannot say is that he writes well. His grammar and word usage are pathetic...despite his "high IQ".

Anonymous said...

Remember when Arthur Benson said "The students of the District are not entitled to a good education, just an integrated one. Funny thing, though. Now they get neither.

Anonymous said...

7:47. I disagree.

You are a ridiculous e-bully. Leave Byron alone.