Shawnee Mission Honcho Graduates To Bigger & Better Diversity Biz

Meanwhile . . . Conservatives question the impact of his reign and new philosophy on this otherwise idyllic corner of the Golden Ghetto. 

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"Unwilling to discuss student achievement because Shawnee Mission, as most districts, doesn’t want parents to know that proficiency levels are much lower than they might think.  Math and reading proficiency in Shawnee Mission has fallen to 40% and 44%, respectively, and the high school results are much worse.

"The declines coincide with the Department of Education de-emphasizing academic preparation with the introduction of its Kansans Can program in 2016.  The emphasis on DEI and the tenets of critical race theory have also supplanted emphasis on academics.

"Shawnee Mission’s strategic plan makes no mention of improving the district’s low achievement levels in the sections on Beliefs and Mission, but DEI elements are front and center."

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Kansas DEI administrator resigns to focus on his diversity business

(The Sentinel) - Shawnee Mission School District has announced that Dr. Tyrone Bates Jr. is resigning effective at the end of this school year, after four years as the district's first coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Bates will continue his DEI efforts at a consulting firm he founded.