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 . . .