Friday, May 10, 2019

Life Lesson: Kansas City Public Schools Stay Losing Because You're Racist?!?!

Blame game reporting from public radio might have good intentions but basically offers the constant refrain that hasn't changed since 1976 whilst everybody else either abandoned the district or fled to a charter school. Checkit:

The Data Shows Kansas City's School System Is Complicated, Segregated And Inefficient

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the students are incapable of learning? We’ve tried about everything and the results are always the same. Failure.

Anonymous said...

Stop crying racism is the problem with KCMO schools. The problem is themselves. Racism doesn't make them drop out at 15 and start having kids. I remember a column in the Star from at least 20 years ago by E. Thomas McClanahan, a conservative I could not stand. He stated in his column with zero sugar-coating a big reason KCSD was such a failure was it was full of people employed there who were unqualified for their jobs. They were there solely because they were black and knew someone who gave them the job. I remember thinking to myself that he just ended his career. Know what happened? Nothing. Nobody bitched at all white h tells me it must be true. My dad went to Paseo but moved his family to Shawnee Mission when it was consistently in the top five districts in the country, if not number one. Now, Shawnee Mission SD isn't even ranked in the top 100 districts in the state of Kansas. Take one guess why. You cannot blame people for moving to a place where their kids will be safe and get the best education. No district in America has been given more money than KCSD so stop blaming white people. The reason KCSD is a failure is the same reason black culture is such a failure and I'll boil it down to three words: lack of parenting.

Anonymous said...

+1000000

White people care about their kids and refuse to send their kids to schools that can’t teach how to read and write, besides, who wants their kids to be around worthless ass ghetto thugs. None of this is whiteys fault, time the koloreds learned that they created this disaster and they need whitey to fix it. Stop blaming everybody else and accept responsibility for your actions.

Anonymous said...

Why don’t they try getting a white, competent superintendent instead of always hiring black, incompetent superintendents?

Anonymous said...

Going back over 40 years, KC taxpayers have paid millions to solve these problems. Arthur Benson all but guaranteed it. Now you say it didn't work!

Anonymous said...

They are right. I am a racist.
Now, why are your kids stupid?

Tunnel Vision Progressive said...

It isn't racism holding black people down, it is themselves. They do everything to guarantee failure in life. The majority drop out of school at 15 and start having kids, never holding a job, cradle-to-grave welfare, and fatherless children. Zero work ethic. Zero expectations or demands of your kids other than them dropping out of school and being on welfare themselves their entire life. White people don't make them drop out of school or impregnate their fat asses at 15 years old. Repeat cycle guaranteeing failure generation after generation.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what else the data shows, reliably, over and over? That blacks struggle in education, both because of fatherless, characterless homes and IQs that average around 80. Taboo facts are still facts.

Anonymous said...

They should work together like the Jewish community does. Ever meet a Jewish guy working a blue collar job ?

Anonymous said...

Lots of reasons for black failure. Affirmative action hires running the show, zero parenting, preoccupation with historical grievances, and the sad fact that almost every black kid belongs in special education for low IQ, learning disability, mental illness, conduct issues, or all of the above.

Anonymous said...

Highly segregated public schools are actually college prep institutions. Those few black and hispaic kids who do go to college will then have the opportunity to continue their segregation by living in minority-only dorns, joining minority-only clubs, having minority-only orientations and commencements and having minority-only spaces in the dining hall.

If colleges permit, if not encourage, segregation (and they do), why put up a fuss when it's also the norm in elementary/high school education?

Anonymous said...

DUH, we already knew it was a train wreck. Didn't need kcur to tell us that.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the Kansas City Kansas schools have 51 buildings, 4000 teachers and 23000 students and are accredited unlike their twin on the Missouri side. The difference as one commented earlier is the adults running things. Kansas City Missouri is so full of dysfunction at the adult level, why would you think the students would be any better?

Anonymous said...

It is lack of two parent families.

There's this idea that schools in America are bad, but when you throw out minority test scores, the U.S. scores slightly higher than anyone in the world. Higher than Japan, China, or any other country. The country actually is being held back

Mr. Diversity said...

DIDN'T NEED THE BULLSHIT WORD "DATA", THAT WAS REPEATED NUMEROUS TIMES BY THE NEW BLACK LADY IMPORTED TO "ADVISE AND FIX" THINGS.

YEAR AFTER YEAR, MONTH AFTER MONTH, DAY AFTER DAY OBSERVATION SUPPORTS THE ABOVE COMMENTS.

LITTLE TO NO HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT. JUST GIVE US "MO MONEY".

Anonymous said...

There are many problems. As a former teacher let me clue you in.
1. Teachers are told to pass kids who don't earn passing grades. I was told several times "why didn't you teach him?" Many times when i failed kids who didn't do class work and disrupted class when i tried to get them to do the assignments.
2. The union protects older teachers who gave up trying to teach. I remember a teacher a decade ago who spent a whole quarter watching "The express" everyday with his class while he read the paper.
3. Federal money is cut when kids are absent from school. So it is more important to administration to have troublemakers at school then suspended.
4. Promotions have absolutely nothing to do with merit.
5. The book "The Bell Curve" should have made us change the goals of education. A school system that is formed around the idea that after high school everyone should go to college does not work when you have a majority of your students with 85ish or less IQ who score "basic" and "below basic" on the MAP test.