MUST SEE!!! SHOW-ME DEBATE OVER UNACCREDITED KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TODAY'S TRAGIC LOCAL HALLWAY CHAOS FIGHT CLIP!!!
UPDATE . . . Just a minute after this was posted it blew up online so we're keeping it at the top of the page for a moment . . .
Here's today's lesson in Kansas City FAIL . . .
KCUR rounds up the current debate that includes Kansas City crappy schools: Missouri School Board Ponders How To Improve Unaccredited Districts
And then . . .
READER REQUEST URGES US TO SHARE A LINK TO YET ANOTHER KANSAS CITY SCHOOL FIGHT CLIP!!!
Reality: These clips are out there DAILY and I normally don't make a big deal out of it. A couple years ago we shared some with a local TV news station and got really disappointed because KCPS did a better job blocking the footage and squashing the the story than addressing the problem of student violence in Kansas City . . . In fact, the despicable public relations tactics of the KCPS in addressing school violence kinda led this blog community to the conclusion that many people in the district were more interested in good media coverage than real world improvements.
That's my take on it.
Here's the word from the MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . . Which offers us an education:
"This fight was filmed at Northeast High School just before the last period. The video runs for almost 2 full minutes. There are teachers attempting to stop the fight (which is what the Union and District tells them NOT to do)…and you NEVER see an administrator and you only see a security guard appear in the last 10 seconds.
Send this to all the districts and people that THINK they can do a better job with these students."
Developing . . .
Somewhat related given that Charter Schools aren't the solution: UMKC pulls charter school sponsorship
Barb Shelly, Big Talk And The Big Picture: Mayor Sly James: Get the murder numbers down