Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SHOW-ME YET ANOTHER UNACCREDITED KANSAS CITY SCHOOL PLAN LETDOWN!!!



The early word out of Missouri Dept. of Education regarding several plans that might impact Kansas City Schools is disappointing.

Missouri wants to keep its options open i.e. do nothing.

So . . . For the moment there won't be any real change for the KCPS, the district isn't going to be dismantled and transfer law fighting will stay among politicos and the courts.

Somewhere in the archives we have a link where a Missouri insider predicted EXACTLY how this would go down.

There will be a lot of fist-shaking and teeth-gnashing but basically MISSOURI ISN'T GOING TO SAVE THE KCPS and parents, AS ALWAYS, are on their own to find solutions and look out for the education of their families.

In other words: Even Conservative GOP Missouri politicos are all talk when it comes to fixing the KCPS.

UPDATE . . . Notice WOULD, COULD and MAY (woulda, coulda, shoulda???) in this very nice and generous description of a plan that doesn't do much of anything:

"According to a news release, unaccredited districts would receive a fiscal monitor for student transfers and governance and contracts would be reviewed. Local school boards could remain in place, a special administrative board could be installed or an alternative governance structure may be installed."

UPDATE . . . HERE'S A LINK TO THE PLAN FROM DESE: Department Recommends Supports and Interventions for School Districts

We expect provisional accreditation might kick-in soon and a lot of this discussion will be tempered with not a lot of real change in the reality of student life in the KCPS that includes a great deal of violence, turmoil and the ongoing legacy of abandonment by every family (of all demographics) who can afford to do so.

Developing . . .

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Will some people ever understand giving up rights to the wealthy who don't give a damn about minorities and the poor? Some of us continue to fall prey to their plantation tactics. This is not an education issue.

Anonymous said...

And they wonder why we have mobs on the plaza. What do they have to look forward to?

Anonymous said...

Solution # 1: do nothing and continue to let the KCMO and St. Louis kids suffer.

Solution # 2: foist these uneducated animals upon the suburbs and force the surburbanits to suffer.

Two bad choices.

Anonymous said...

"Somewhere in the archives we have a link where a Missouri insider predicted EXACTLY how this would go down."

But since you can't seem to find it, it must not exist.

Anonymous said...

what is truly disheartening about this whole tragedy is that the School Board and School District will continue to find ways to put a bandage on this problem while maintaining the employment of the very people who made this whole fucking mess and shame on each and everyone of you people that votes an incumbent back into office whether its the city council, the Mayor, the congress or the legislature .. this is a complete tragedy that you have the power to fix and yet choose to make racial remarks and laugh like the town idiot at every mistake these people make, there comes a time when its not funny anymore ... I think we're there ...

Anonymous said...

I'm not the inside tipster, but I did tell you many times that Nicastro is totally worthless. They should have had a plan the moment they passed the law to allow intervention. That would have shown leadership and direction. They had no plan and now we still have no plan.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

The plans for unaccredited schools are so vaguely worded and the options are so broad that DESE could pretty much do anything to KCPS. I think they will wait for this years test scores to be released, which I understand will happen in May this year and going forward, before they pull the plug. I have a feeling we will start to see change beginning with next school year.

DESE just took total control over Normandys finances. We will see some action pretty quickly in regards to KCPS.

Anonymous said...

Cameron Diaz ask me to stay after class and write "I will give Miss Diaz a hard time." 100 times across her body using only my tongue.

She's a real stickler for detail.

Anonymous said...

Pam can suck it.