TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS LEAVE DISTRICT ALTOGETHER RATHER THAN JUST TRANSFER SCHOOLS!!!
This morning it's important to FACT CHECK a misleading bit of Kansas City Dead Tree Media propaganda.
Here's the printed misdirection . . .
Newspaper: Few families file for transfers out of Kansas City school district
Seems hopeful, right?
Maybe like things aren't really so bad @ Kansas City Public Schools. The KCPS could be making progress after all, right?
RATHER THAN BATTLE SCHOOL TRANSFER POLITICS KANSAS CITY FAMILIES CONTINUE TO ABANDON THE DISTRICT ALTOGETHER!!!
Don't take my word for it . . .
Look at enrollment stats over the past 30 years
and 10 years.
The reality is that families white, black and anybody else capable of escape have simply moved out of the district or found other options than endure one series of promises after the next. This wide-scale exodus is the reason that so many schools stand vacant and waiting to be "re-purposed" or whatever.
Sadly, there are plenty of newsies willing to overlook this fact in order to relay propaganda from the District about the latest turnaround.
That's not to say there hasn't been some progress but it's hard fought and minimal at best.
Meanwhile, the KCPS continues to blight neighborhoods and remain one of the most beleaguered institutions in Kansas City Proper.
It's important for parents and residents to understand these facts of life rather than believe media spin that simply mimics district talking points amid fight for funding for fewer and fewer students over the long term.
Developing . . .