Wednesday, March 24, 2021

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD INTENSE DEBATE EXPLAINED!!! APRIL 6TH ELECTION DETERMINES FATE OF SUPERINTENDENT DR. MARK BEDELL!!!

The fight over the fate of KCPS will be decided by a razor thin margin and betwixt factions that are mostly unknown to Kansas City voters.

Because this town doesn't really have a newspaper any more, we'll do our best to explain whilst acknowledging that we're just scratching the surface of a debate that's about 40 years in the making.

Earlier this week a surprise visit to the home of school board member Manny Abarca ignited a social media firestorm rife with racial avarice and political intrigue. 

Forgive the interjection . . .

SHAME ON KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA FOR FAKING DIVERSITY INTEREST BUT THEN IGNORING ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY TALKED ABOUT ISSUES IN THE URBAN CORE THIS WEEK!!!

As our friends from both the far-right and radical-left will attest . . . When the conversation doesn't follow the mainstream narrative set by national cable news talk shows . . . Most local "journalists" are clueless, lost and unable to decipher much about the city wherein they work. 

To be fair, TKC also needed help deciphering this hot mess. 

First, we shared Manny's side of the story and his rebuke of alleged intimidation tactics. 

Then, we linked to a video of political campaigner Spark Bookhart and his response.

However, insightful readers asked . . .

How did the debate get so out of control and why are all these folks fighting?!?

We've already talked about the public showdown betwixt Manny Vs. Spark and the contentious rhetoric regarding racial authenticity (or the lack thereof) amid campaign season. From our vantage that's merely chatter focused on persuading voters and nothing more than the inciting incident. 

Here's the back story . . .

Right now the School Smart group is making incredible progress advocating for more urban charter schools in small community meetings with help from the Kauffman Foundation along with an impressive list of donors including quite a few corporate interests.

Moreover, longtime political & education player Dr. Cokethea Hill and her group BLAQUE (maybe pronounced like PLAQUE?!?) have been earnestly campaigning for control of the school board with, of course, help from campaigner Spark Bookhart. 

They're backing a swing vote for the school board who works with Kaffuman and, obviously, wants to foster more charter schools on the East side: Tanesha Ford.

And this brings us to the "pro public" faction who believe that KCPS is on the right course and will soon achieve accreditation. 

Pro public denizens include but aren't limited to Nate Hogan, Pattie Mansur and Jennifer Wolfsie. 

Now here's what's at stake and of course everyone will deny it:

IF THE SCHOOL SMART & BLAQUE FACTION WIN THE UPCOMING ELECTION THEN SUPERINTENDENT DR. MARK BEDELL WILL BE OVERRULED ON CHARTER SCHOOLS AND WILL LIKELY BE FORCED OUT!!!

Again, denials are expected but listen closely and voters are unlikely to hear any promises.

Fact is, people smarter than TKC acknowledge the substantial contributions of the Superintendent and realize that yes, KCPS will soon be accredited mostly because Missouri education officials have enough to deal with as they focus on COVID recovery. 

More to the point . . .

The Charter Vs. Pro Public debate has sparked bitter divisions among denizens of the urban core and there is no end to the dispute in sight.

Instead . . .

KCPS, like every other cowtown institution, has been crippled by the impact of COVID and the upcoming school board vote has the potential to incite even more radical change.

What's troubling is that local news is ignoring the debate that doesn't just confront voters but future generations of Kansas City residents.

Developing . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Before we hire or fire anybody, we need to get KCPS out of provisional accreditation and make sure schools are FULLY accredited. Same for Hickman.

Anonymous said...

^^^

+100

Bri said...

We must, at all cost, get rid of the blaque plague. Fucking thugs will make sure KCMO schools stay unaccredited and dumbed down to their ghetto mentalities using whatever thug tactics they can think up. Spook Buttplug will make sure of that.

Anonymous said...


Best thing to do is not live and pay the ridiculous taxes to KCPS, put your kid in a private not radical school or home school. If your child is not messed up when they go into public school they will be when they get out. Public school today is a radical propaganda brain washing factory.

Anonymous said...

For the kids, who ALWAYS come last with these clowns, the admonition over the school house door should read:
"Abandon hope all ye who enter here".
It's been the same for decades and this latest gang of fools certainly isn't going to improve anything.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Public Schools have been a disaster for 50 years. Nothing changes but the names of the School Board idiots.

Maybe Manny can regain his street cred by running off some Girl Scouts knocking on his door to sell cookies.

Anonymous said...

BURN THE SCHOOLS AND SHOOT THE BOARD

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows what a mess it is. Just not allowed to say it.

KC said...

Let's try a white super for a change?

Midtown Voter said...

Is there any "faction" in support of firing them all? That's who I would like to vote for.

Anonymous said...

^^^^

+1

Anonymous said...

Good on you TKC... both sides.

Anonymous said...

The easiest way to fix this never ending problem is to fold the whole school district, don’t start over and just have all private schools. Parents will start to give a shit once they have to start paying for it. One more thing about private schools, they nevar evar have to worry about losing accreditation.they make sure they keep it. No more 2 million dollar payoffs to get rid of failed superintendents, no more payoffs to board members who are only there for easy money because what’s there to do if no one pushes you?

Anonymous said...

Manny and Spark are exactly what’s wrong with public schools. One guy is an idiot, the other an organizer that does not act in the best interests of the kids. And the behavior of both exemplify why this school district is screwed up.

Spark, go back 25 years ago from where you came. Manny, just go away.

Votes have consequences ( look no further than the White House to a guy that doesn’t even know who the president is). Votes have consequences, 50/50 split in the senate and the dems are trying to push through all kinds of taxes, green new deal, a ridiculous voting rights act.

Votes have consequences, and it is at the local school board level and here’s what ya got. So, consider long and hard before you vote on who actually deserves your vote and that they will do what’s in the true interest of the kids

Anonymous said...

There was a time when I thought we had hope. Condi Rice, Herman, Dr. Ben, but I now admit, a nigga is a nigga is a nigga. Too bad. No hope.

Anonymous said...

None of this matters to the students. They will still be illiterate when they graduate.

Anonymous said...

do parents ever give teachers permission to slap their kid over the back of the head? Not in a hurtful way, a startling way.

Anonymous said...

Glory days of 1950s didn't have a problem with nuns rulers and knuckles.

Anonymous said...

i got spanked while standing in the late 70s after i flipped over a classmate's desk. No one had a problem with that. It's a fond memory.

Anonymous said...

Just make sure the students get fed. Don’t worry about learning anything of value.

chuck said...

Bus your kids to South Africa.

Same result.

What a fuckin joke.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden appointed a dude named Dr. Rachel Levine who had his nuts cut off as the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health.

Biden's actions show that:

1. The Marxist Democrat Party is totally insane.

2. The Marxist Democrat Party is full of disgusting perverts.

3. Members of the Marxist Democrat Party support this perversion.

4. PhD "Doctors" from Universities are perverts and Marxists.

5. The international community thinks the United States is now a perverted
cess pool.

6. Communist China is running non-stop media coverage of this freak Dr
Rachel Levine to show their suffering populace that the United States
is full of degeneracy.

7. The Marxist Democrat Party will do anything to destroy American family
values and traditions appointed a pervert as our Secretary of Health.

8. If anyone saw Dr. Rachel Levine on the street; the parents would hold
their kids and walk the other way from this freak.

Anonymous said...

Manny missed his chance at fame.

He could have been like Joe Biden claims; a real bad ass who cannot talk or walk up stairs.

Manny should have grabbed a bike chain and wrapped it around Corn Pop's (Sparks) head like Biden did (or so he claims).

Anonymous said...

KCPS IS STILL LYING ABOUT ATTENDANCE . NO ONE IS LOOKING. MSM STAYING AWAY.

Anonymous said...

^^Because nobody cares dummy. Not even you!

Anonymous said...

The Biden/Harris administration is proposing changing the name of the United States of America to North Mexico.

Anonymous said...

I DONT CARE! I TRULY DONT GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT KCPS NOR THE THUGS THAT COME OUT OF THERE!

Anonymous said...

^^and yet you do. You cared enough to comment. played yourself again Boomer. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Weird Whippersnapper Weenie is back on the board after being given his prison internet room privileges for being a good boy.

Anonymous said...

He let the prison bear fuck him again.

Anonymous said...

its really the only word he knows, heard it when hid mama saw him the first time!

Anonymous said...

Is "Cokethea" really somebody's first name?

Anonymous said...

^ Actually it's "Cockthea" and yes someone named their child Cockthea.

Anonymous said...

It seems like you pick and choose who you want to support and leave out the facts. There are TWO CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS affiliated with Kauffman. Pattie Mansur worked for the KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION for 9 years as the Communications Director. Check out https://www.linkedin.com/in/pattie-mansur-17a47013.

Pattie Mansur was elected in April 2014 and has sat on the board for 7 years and KCPS is still PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED. In August 2014, KCPS received PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION.
Superintendent Bedell

Manny was a charter school board member for two years and stated IN HIS OWN WORKDS THAT HE worked to dismantle public schools within his OWN COMMUNITY while working with Guadalupe Charter Systems. https://www.linkedin.com/in/manny-abarca-iv-84856140 He was also a KAUFFMAN SCHOLAR TUTOR!

People support Superintendent Bedell and agree with his leadership style. He's not going anywhere unless he chooses to leave. He, like the board must remain accountable.

It's a problem when people of color support one another.

Anonymous said...

Of the six pictures, the person I would most like to have sex with is the woman in the blue dress. So put me down with Blaque. I believe this is the Argumentum ad Penum argument.

Anonymous said...

If getting money from Kauffman is no big deal at 2:48p, why won't Blaque just say who is funding them? Why hide it? Every other local PAC/Non-profit in KC will tell you their funders.

Is it because the same people who fund her also funded CEE-Trust in 2013? Is she just the black face for the effort? You seem to know all their talking points, so come back and let us know.

Unknown said...

No non-parents should be allowed on a school board.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, TONY, for doing the job that mainstream media does not.