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Old 04-04-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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Wait. Is this thread supposed to be about the KCMO school district? Or about Missouri schools in general?

Because those are two VEEEERY different topics.
You're absolutely right. Why is that?

 
Old 04-04-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Pubic schools are going down the drains all across America. The republicans are de-funding them. The democrats are throwing money at them in the wrong places and bringing all students down to the lowest common denominator.

Like everything else in this country, there is no middle ground common sense anymore.
*shrug* I still support public schools and think most of them do a good job.
 
Old 04-04-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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I Believe a lot of it has to do with disinvestment in urban areas Missouri isn't alone a lot of urban midwest cities are in the same predicament.Where the dollars go is where the investment is spent.
Sadly sometimes it seems like most don't believe in equal opportunity education
 
Old 04-04-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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I Believe a lot of it has to do with disinvestment in urban areas Missouri isn't alone a lot of urban midwest cities are in the same predicament.Where the dollars go is where the investment is spent.
Sadly sometimes it seems like most don't believe in equal opportunity education
There is not nearly as big of an issue in terms of disinvestment in terms of the Upper Midwest.

This tends to be a reason why:

https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/Wh...es-region.aspx
 
Old 04-05-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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You're absolutely right. Why is that?
Probably the same reason why it's different to talk about Kansas public schools in general, and to talk about the KCK school district in particular.
 
Old 04-06-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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The truth is, Missouri schools outside of Kansas City are nothing to write home about, either.
You're kidding, right?
 
Old 04-06-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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You're kidding, right?
No, I am not kidding at all. Missouri schools outside of KC are no better than Kansas schools outside of KC. Probably worse. I can say I have met a lot of Missouri people who didn't get a very good education.
 
Old 04-06-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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No, I am not kidding at all. Missouri schools outside of KC are no better than Kansas schools outside of KC. Probably worse. I can say I have met a lot of Missouri people who didn't get a very good education.
Eluded, eh?

There are four or five districts in StL County that are regularly ranked top 100 nationally. I'm sure the KC region also has several good districts. Missouri has twice the population of Kansas, and two major metropolitan areas. The difference isn't surprising.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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One of your better posts, if you don't mind my saying so. Nothing really to disagree with there.

Yes, a few decades ago the social "progressives" wrestled control of public schools away from parents and have turned them into an abyss of wasted tax dollars. Thus, to the degree Republicans are de-funding them (around the edges), it is as a last-resort measure. Similar to finally fixing a broken city water main pouring wasted fresh water into the streets at thousands of gallons per minute.
Public schools, along with most universities are Marxist hell holes now.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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There is not nearly as big of an issue in terms of disinvestment in terms of the Upper Midwest.

This tends to be a reason why:

https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/Wh...es-region.aspx
true, but outside of KC and Stl Metro, Missouri basically is a southern state and mirrors them such as Arkansas, KY, etc with education issues in rural areas, poverty, etc, especially in the Ozarks. MO doesn't have much in common with the other Midwest states and resembles the other upper south states when it comes to poverty, education and that.
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