Kansas City Public Schools Vote To Shut Down Longfellow & Troost Elementary

The longstanding decline of American public education hits home this evening . . .

We "liberated" this passage from behind the paywall of a blog that stole our content yesterday . . .

"After a split vote, the Kansas City school board on Wednesday agreed to close two elementary schools at the end of this school year, scaling back a previous proposal that would have shuttered four buildings at once.

"The board voted 4-2 to close Troost and Longfellow elementary schools. Officials say both buildings are under-enrolled and outdated, and closing them will free up funds to help avoid a budget shortfall and improve academic offerings. The district expects to save $2.4 million."

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