Kansas City School Board Progress Report
Recently, TKC ran into Joe Robertson interview VP of Kansas City Public Schools Crispin Rea at a local coffee shop.
Mr. Robertson looked surprised at first but then kindly revealed that he was working on a retrospective piece regarding Kansas City public schools.
And here it is:
Newspaper: It's been a wild ride for the Kansas City school board
It's a fair take on the KCPS that captures a few ups and downs but doesn't quite reflect the pessimism from most of the public regarding the institution that has taken one step forward and two steps back for the past 30+ years.
Now . . .
TKC READERS NEED TO GIVE A GRADE: HAS THE KCPS REALLY MADE ANY PROGRESS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS?!?!?
Test scores are still pretty much stagnant while the Board and the former Superintendent did a nice job in shutting down a bunch of buildings. But I'm not sure how much that progress means in real terms.
What's clear is that locals are still looking for other options and/or seeking yet another KCPS "renaissance" despite so many promises of improvement.