Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TKC READER FACT CHECK: PROPERTY TAX HIKES FOR SCHOOLS FAIL TO HELP KANSAS CITY STUDENTS!!!



A KICK-ASS TKC READER suggests this apropos link in order to get a peek at the big picture amid this Courthouse debate noting that: "The never ending demand for school funding increases has been proven to be a totally futile waste of money and time . . ."

A bit of evidence . . .

CATO: America’s Most Costly Educational Failure

Money line:

For more than a decade, the Kansas City district got more money per pupil than any other of the 280 major school districts in the country. Yet in spite of having perhaps the finest facilities of any school district its size in the country, nothing changed. Test scores stayed put, the three-grade-level achievement gap between blacks and whites did not change, and the dropout rate went up, not down.

For decades, critics of excess spending for public schools had said, “You can’t solve educational problems by throwing money at them.” To which educators and public school advocates replied, “No one’s ever tried.”

Kansas City settles the argument . . .

The judge may have been misinformed about the solutions. But no one can accuse him of being timid or indecisive. To pay for all the changes. improvements, programs and new schools, he unilaterally increased property taxes 150%, imposed a 1.5% income tax surcharge and, when that wasn’t enough, ordered the state of Missouri to make up for the shortfall.

And so . . .

GIVEN THAT CASH FOR SCHOOLS IS ONCE AGAIN THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CURRENT JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX HIKE: IS THE MONEY JUST GOING TO BE WASTED AGAIN?!?!

You decide . . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfair.

It will help the students whose parents are consultants and administrators cashing out on this deal.

Anonymous said...

The schools already do the little welfare mooches laundry and feeds them. How about free overnight beds ?

chuck said...

"GIVEN THAT CASH FOR SCHOOLS IS ONCE AGAIN THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CURRENT JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX HIKE: IS THE MONEY JUST GOING TO BE WASTED AGAIN?!?!"

Pun intended, take it to the bank.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...


The school dist. isn't using the money to better the kids education. The money goes to free food year round, free activities to the thugs, clothes and who knows what else. Next maybe free health care.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayers should not expect anything different from the city of failures.

Anonymous said...

It’s a fact that they aren’t teaching these kids much of anything, the blacks have forced the school district to dumb down their education so much that nobody can fail, back in the eighties the blacks got mad because the schools were failing their kids and started calling the school district racist so the school “adjusted” their education so they couldn’t fail. Fact.

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't call funding my retirement a waste of money!"
----- Arthur A. Benson II

Hyperblogal said...

The school district BC ( before Benson and Clark ) had close to 70,000 students. Now the district has around 15,000 students. The plan envisioned by those two didn't take into account that citizens are mobile. They just moved. It destroyed whole neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

All these schools are failing because of black culture. Acting 'white' is a big no-no. Most of the children going to them have never been around their father or have been disciplined by their parents for bad behavior. Gang involvement just keeps skyrocketing and no one seems to want to do anything about it. Let's just blame 'white privilege' and start charging them more property taxes.

Anonymous said...

$241,696,620

That’s the annual budget for the school district.

This is what they spent, $242,976,122 for net expenditures over revenues of $1,279,402.

These asshats can’t even stay under budget.

Anonymous said...

Art sure loves his Big Mansion in Janssen Place.

Anonymous said...

It costs us over $16,000 a year to put these kids through school that can’t get full accreditation. College is cheaper, hell, private schools don’t cost that much. The problem is you can’t make these kids learn anything or that would be racist. Again just like the murder problem in killa shitty, the blacks have nobody to blame but themselves.

Anonymous said...

When passing through Springfield MO, don't forget to stop and spit* on Judge Clark's grave.

*Or whatever

Anonymous said...

The County like the City is an employment agency. All projects have the hidden agenda of "employ as many as many folks as you can". The outcome of success of the project is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Unrelated, but the Tyreek Hill thing should really be the most important story in KC for the next several weeks. It's basically the smoking gun that the KC media is agenda driven and incompetent. It's being sort of brushed away by local media with platitudes like "well, this raises more questions than it answers" but the shit they did...ALL of them is damning and worthy of most of them to lose there jobs. There needs to be some pressure put on this because they certainly aren't going to push it