It's a glorious day for Kansas City politicos and pundits who prize petty administrative designations over student safety and quantifiable academic progress.
To wit . . .
CELEBRATE!!! COVID DROPPED STANDARDS AND SPARKED A RETURN TO FULL ACCREDITATION FOR KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!!
The punchline: Local parents who care about their youngsters rarely suffer the direct rule of the district if any other options are available.
For instance, charter schools have overtaken KCPS and today's decision might be their victory . . . If any real progress can be argued.
Still . . .
Remember that since the 1970s the KCPS has suffered an 80% decline in enrollment. The fight to "save" the district was lost back in 1985.
Nevertheless . . .
We don't want to let depressing facts stand in the way of so much municipal back slapping.
Here's a bit of perspective . . .
KCPS was the first school district in the country to lose accreditation in 2000. The district became partially accredited a few years later, then lost that accreditation in 2011. The school district re-gained partial accreditation in 2014, but hasn't been fully accredited since 2000.
This step marks a decades-long battle for the district to prove itself and show the state education department now believes KCPS is at least on the right path.
Or maybe . . .
Missouri official relented when the American public education system crumbled during COVID.
Now . . .
So many industrious youngsters do the majority of their learning from home just like desperate housewives attempting career advancement after their husband's job at an auto supply box store proved insufficient.
Good luck learning everybody!!!
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri State Board of Education on Tuesday morning voted to give Kansas City Public Schools full accreditation for the first time in two decades KCPS was the first school district in the country to lose accreditation in 2000.
The Missouri State School Board Tuesday praised the Kansas City School District for efforts over the past decade to turn the district around.Those efforts were awarded with what many believe was a long time coming - the restoration of full state accreditation for the first time in two decades.
by: John Pepitone Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to restore full accreditation to Kansas City Public Schools. It's been more than 20 years since the district was last fully accredited, and one state board member called the district's performance awful at that time, with hundreds of students suffering as a result.
Developing . . .