Special interests and political action committees are upping the ante as the April 6th Kansas City election approaches.
To wit . . .
URBAN CORE EDUCATION ORGANIZERS REVEALED MORE THAN 60 GRAND WORTH OF RECENT SPENDING IN HOPES OF SEIZING CONTROL OF THE KCPS!!!
Local news no longer reports on Kansas City Public Schools but our friends can fact check this report against the publicly available files on the Missouri Ethics website.
Money line . . .
INSIDERS EXPECT EAST SIDE POLITICAL POWER PLAYERS WILL SPEND MORE THAN $100K TO WIN A SWING VOTE ON THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD!!!
Here's the word regarding the controversial, upstart, urban core lobbying group who wants more charter schools and will likely move to fire Superintendent Mark Bedell if they take power . . .
"Blaque filed a non-committee expenditure report last night.
"The spend is $66,930.
"Blaque has spent at least 100k on this campaign. Dr. Cokethea Hill and her donors have made this one of the most expensive school board elections in KCMO history. This is ludicrous!!!"
A couple of other things to consider . . .
- This is DARK MONEY. The campaign reports are expenditures and not an accounting of donations. Blaque is listed as a non-profit and in Missouri they are not required to report donations.
- Let's not forget that KCPS SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS ARE UNPAID. And so this level of spending is raising quite a few eyebrows given very little documented payoff for election winners.
To date, this is one of the most expensive Kansas City school board votes in recent memory as Blaque, The Kauffman Foundation along with several right-wing corporate backers hope to strip away more schools from the KCPS.
Developing . . .