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Old 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Am I reading right? Has the Kansas City School District lost its accreditaton recently?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Yes, but there are several other school districts (>6?) in KCMO. One of them lost accreditation. They really need to rename that school district to something else as it implies the entire city. Better yet, it just needs to be dissolved.

edit: The St. Louis school district has been unaccredited for even longer, I think since 2007. Be sure to go over there and start another thread.

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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I always wonder what people think would magically change if the district was dissolved? That's not a valid plan. You can certainly do that, but it's not, on it's own, going to solve a damn thing.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Yes, but there are several other school districts (>6?) in KCMO. One of them lost accreditation. They really need to rename that school district to something else as it implies the entire city. Better yet, it just needs to be dissolved.

So, this says to me that, despite their efforts, they continue to go downhill. Sad.

As for the name, I'd suppose it was so-named when KC was much smaller and it was the only school district. The others have been annexed with territories over the years.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I don't have children so don't follow closely but I'm under the impression it would get rid of the ineffective school board and some tenured teachers who perhaps shouldn't be teaching. The students would go to other schools that don't carry the baggage of the legacy school system.

They mayor's solution is to take it over. If so, first thing he should do is rename it as I think it's one of the smaller systems in the city.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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I always wonder what people think would magically change if the district was dissolved? That's not a valid plan. You can certainly do that, but it's not, on it's own, going to solve a damn thing.

Exactly. You'd still have the same people running the district, the same teachers in the classroom and the same students coming to the same schools. Basically, nothing changes until someone ferrets out the problems and does something about those.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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That would surprise me. If the school district dissolves, the board and tenured teachers would have to apply to other school systems. There are good arguments to dissolve, but I'm not up on it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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There are a lot of problems there but don't forget one when you talk about going to other districts. One major problem in the KC School District from the very start was the migration away from that district to the others, leaving behind a weaker system.

And, moving can be deleterious to the other districts as the migrants take problems with them. As the old saying goes: You can't run away from yourself. Wherever you go, there you are.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm not necessarily saying to go to other districts' physical schools, but that would be an option to start with. Another is to dissolve and give the physical school buildings to other districts to expand under their existing boards. The old school board is gone, the tenured teachers (those who may be ineffective) would have to re-apply to the other districts and the physical schools themselves are still in use - just managed by other districts, with newly applied teachers.
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