THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! SHOULD WE BELIEVE MORE HYPE FROM KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS?!?!
Back to school season begins the new hope that a leadership change will somehow resolve more than a generation of decline for Kansas City Public Schools.
A massive exodus, struggles with accreditation and continued violence within the walls of KCPS buildings have precipitated the overall decline of Kansas City's urban core and provide very little hope for the future.
Today, a massive Summer gathering featuring a great deal of happy talk starts the new semester.
Check the roundup:
KSHB: New school year, new superintendent for KCPS
Newspaper: Thousands greet the school year and a new headquarters for Kansas City Public Schools
Fox4KC: KCPS students kick off school year with district’s first Summerfest
All of this theatricality, propaganda and deception under the guise of optimistic reporting might impress the uninitiated, but WE ARE INITIATED and when it comes to so-called good news about a public education turnaround most locals have seen it all before . . . Heck, we've studied the sitch closer than the last movie where Cameron Diaz was a bonafide hottie and showed a great deal of skin and acting skill.
But the question still lingers and deserves forthright community discussion rather than more unquestioned pronouncements . . .
WHAT HAS REALLY CHANGED?!? IS THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT HEADED FOR A TURNAROUND OR JUST ANOTHER LESSON IN ONGOING FAIL?!?!
The only notable change-up occored in another low-turnout election and a last minute write-in campaign aligned with the efforts of Mayor Sly James which earned a few positions on the school board. Still, fixing Kansas City Public schools remains a Herculean task that most local and statewide officials don't want to address. For better or worse, the last guy who really wanted to shake things up moved out of town and changed his name.
And all of this has inspired our playlist for tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.