Tuesday, March 12, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY PRE-K SALES TAX DEBATE TONIGHT!!!
Fact is, there's not really much debate at all . . . KCPS & school districts across the metro have said NO. And Kansas City voters have grown execptionally tax weary.
Nevertheless . . .
TONIGHT TAX FIGHTER PATRICK TUOHEY CONFRONTS MAYOR SLY JAMES ON THIS EDUCATION TAX THAT NOBODY WANTS!!!
Here's the info for those who have been looking forward to this discussion and a highlight that includes the essentials of the debate . . .
Pre-K for All? by American Public Square
Tue, March 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Mohart Multipurpose Center
3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, has proposed a sales tax to fund expanded pre-k education programs. The question will appear on the April 2, 2019, ballot.
"Many agree that pre-k education benefits students and their families and that children who attend high-quality pre-k programs tend to find greater academic and economic success. But some argue that a sales tax is regressive, disproportionately impacting those least able to pay. Others question the constitutionality of the City’s proposal because private sectarian and parochial schools would receive funding from the tax. Additionally, some worry that the plan excludes locally elected boards of education from any significant governance role."
Mary Esselman, President & CEO, Operation Breakthrough
Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri
Paula Neth, Vice President of Programs, The Family Conservancy
Patrick Tuohey, Director of Municipal Policy, The Show-Me Institute
Moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner and Kansas City Star Editorial Page Editor Colleen McCain Nelson
As always we put it to our readers . . .
WHY DO YOU OPPOSE OR SUPPORT THE PRE-K TAX?!?!
You decide . . .