Friday, October 21, 2016

Kansas City Public Schools Honcho Concedes: Legacy Of FAIL Still Haunts District

An admission of the work ahead from a very smart man . . .

“This is what I heard: you don’t want to put your kids in this school system,” said Superintendent Mark Bedell. “There were things that happened in the 80s, quite frankly, that we’ve never recovered from.”

Just for reference, he's talking about the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment championed by former Board member and longtime local lawyer Arthur Benson.

Read more . . .

Superintendent Bedell joins NEAT for update on KCPS

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

He is the hero Kansas City deserves and the one it needs right now. Good luck

Anonymous said...

80s--are you kidding? When were all the wastebaskets on fire at Southwest and the teachers were suing for lack of protection? Right before we decided we moved to Kansas. Not too long ago. However, I'll hand it to this man that he acknowledges the effects of trauma on a student's ability to learn. Can he pull it together? Good luck. Really.

Anonymous said...

Hickman Mills needs someone like him, someone who calls them as he sees them instead of someone ready with the excuses like Superintendent Carpenter.