Tuesday, December 19, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! WALMART FAM WANTS TO PRIVATIZE KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS!!!
Check this EXCELLENT glimpse at a plan that's already underway in Kansas City and confronting education officials.
While many argue that privatization will benefit Kansas City Public Schools . . . Others decry the clandestine tactics.
In this NO HOLDS BARRED blog post on the subject, credit the author with making the choice clear for denizens of the district given that local media isn't p to the task.
Kansas City: The Stealth Plan by Walton to Turn Kansas City into a Portfolio District
The privatizers are back, with a new name, and a local native-born leader touting the virtues of the “portfolio model” and a “common enrollment application” for public schools and charter schools. The new approach is funded by the privatization-loving Walton Family Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation. OneApp, the common enrollment system is intended to confuse parents about the differences between public schools and charter schools, and give the appearance that they are the same. They are not. Charter schools choose their students; public schools do not. Charter schools may close without warning; public schools do not. Charter schools are not willing to take the students with the greatest needs; public schools are required to do so.
And so far, many education leaders in Kansas City seem to have fallen for the “portfolio model,” which is a stealth way of importing privatization.
The Kansas City superintendent, Mark Befell, is approaching the new bait warily. But the stars are aligning to put Kansas City into the grasp of the privatizers
Read the whole thing . . .
You decide . . .