Monday, December 11, 2017
CHARTER SCHOOLS SAVE KANSAS CITY???
Here's the thesis of the latest Conservative media blitz that has a bit of data to support along with a great deal of public testimony hoping to distance itself from the clutches of direct KCPS control . . .
Charter Schools Are Keeping Families in Kansas City
Homes in Kansas City, Missouri are selling like hotcakes, and a local real estate agent says school choice is driving the trend of middle-class families staying in the city.
Kansas City realtor Mary Hutchison told public radio station KCUR more first-time homebuyers want to raise kids in the city “because there’s more school choice now.” Hutchison says the number of prospective homebuyers in the past couple of years has been so overwhelming that the inventory cannot keep up with the demand.
“Middle-class families are coming back to [Kansas City Public Schools],” KCUR reported in October 2017, noting, “Most of the growth, during the last three years, was in the charter sector.”
You decide . . .