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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:50 PM
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KC Mayor Sly James wants to take over school district
Kansas City Mayor Sly James said Thursday that he wants to take full control of the Kansas City School District.

In a letter to state education Commissioner Chris Nicastro, James proposed a series of action steps, some of which would require legislative approval, that would lead to mayoral control of the troubled district.

James said he based his recommendation on a discussion with community leaders concerned about the districts pending loss of accreditation.

Although this plan will completely transform the governance of our school district, I believe it is the most appropriate course of action for our community, James wrote. I respectfully request your support in its implementation.



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/01/3296316/kc-mayor-sly-james-wants-to-take.html#disqus_thread#ixzz1fLG43H3H
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:30 PM
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1. Doesn't sound like students are his priority
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:33 PM
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2. They weren't the priority of the school board either.
The Kansas City School System is an island of corruption in the middle of a sea of good school districts.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:40 PM
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3. What makes you think that?
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:49 PM
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6. I read the article.
Sounds like he is concerned with state pols.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:01 PM
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9. I don't see that
My feeling is the mayor wants a solution that is the least disruptive for the students. And if he does get control of the district, top level jobs would be eliminated.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:54 PM
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4. Mayor James, or any mayor for that matter, couldn't possibly
do any worse of a job of running the District than the school board.........

The board has a modus operandi of hiring well-qualified Superintendents, then proceeds to publically undermine and second-guess him (I don't think they've ever hired a female) until he gets fed up and quits!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 11:37 PM
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5. I'm not sure I agree with your well-qualified opinion
Maybe well-qualified to screw up a school district. LOL
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:50 PM
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7. I hope you are not saying it is possible to screw KCMSD more.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:59 PM
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8. I would think it's always possible
to screw anyone/anything more.

I was disagreeing with the well-qualified description. Unless we're talking about Broad training making superintendents well-qualified (which I don't believe).
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