Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Kansas City Mayor Sly Keeps Pushing Pre-K Sales Tax Community Repeatedly Rejected
KCPS leaders have spoken out against this one and everybody from the Urban League to More2 have opposed the proposal.
Here's his bitch before tonight's start of the campaign:
Mayor Sly: "Many people ask why we simply can’t support pre-K with state and federal funding.
"Well, the truth of the matter is that state and federal funds for pre-K simply don't meet the needs of our children or our school districts. Currently, over 2,400 families qualify for only 1,000 federally-funded Headstart seats. What's more, Missouri ranks 42nd out of 43 states that fund early childhood. And KCPS is losing funds.
"In fact, at the Kansas City Public Schools' recent Business Meeting on January 23, 2019, leaders shared that they anticipate losing 120 seats in 2019 and 100 more in 2020 due to grants expiring . . ."
"Our pre-K implementation program helps to solve these problems for both the families and the school districts."
His chart for reference:
You decide . . .