Saturday, September 16, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KCPS SUPERINTENDENT STANDS UP FOR DREAMERS!!!
A recent forthright KCPS statement on the topic of illegal immigration from a few days back remains relevant for many reasons . . .
- Latinos, many undocumented, remain the largest and fastest growing minority group in the KCPS.
- While Prez Trump flip-flops on DACA, these words are direct and to the point . . .
- Like it or not, Kansas City, MO is a de facto sanctuary city and this represents a great deal of local institutional thinking.
Here's the word that was downplayed in the mainstream news despite a great deal of social media support . . .
Dr. Mark T. Bedell, Superintendent of KC Public Schools: It was announced recently that President Donald Trump has started a six-month process of dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. New DACA registrations have been suspended and the President has called on Congress to address the issue. This decision makes me angry, sad and determined. Regardless of federal actions, I want you to know that Kansas City Public Schools is and will remain a nurturing environment for all students and their families to the greatest extent possible . . .
"Let me make this clear: I will oppose anything that makes it more difficult for our children to succeed. DACA is a fundamentally humane program. It has opened new opportunities for our children as they pursue their college and career goals. I have had too many personal interactions with these young people to simply stand by while this nation pulls the rug out from underneath them. I have seen how much it means to them that they can pursue their dreams. I will steadfastly defend all our children, including these "Dreamers." They and their families have made our home their home. I recognize their fear and am determined to provide them with tangible solace and support. We must stand together."
You decide . . .