Skip to comments.Kansas City, Mo., closing nearly half its schools (Democrat run, school district done)
Posted on 03/10/2010 5:52:43 PM PST by tobyhill
The Kansas City school board voted Wednesday night to close nearly half the district's schools in a desperate bid to stay afloat.
The board's 5-4 decision came after parents and community leaders made final pleas for the district not to shut down 29 out of 61 schools as it seeks to erase a projected $50 million budget shortfall.
"The urban core has suffered white flight post-the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. the Board of Education, blockbusting by the real estate industry, redlining by banks and other financial institutions, retail and grocery store abandonment," Kansas City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks said to applause from a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 people.
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
Interesting ~ as predicted by the opponents of “Forced Busing” the KCMO school system is collapsing.
“”The urban core has suffered white flight post-the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. the Board of Education, blockbusting by the real estate industry, redlining by banks and other financial institutions, retail and grocery store abandonment,” Kansas City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks said to applause from a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 people.”
Wow my BS meter just exploded.
Isn’t KC the city where some judge made them spend more than $1B to upgrade their schools so they looked like Phillips Exeter Academy?
Foolishly liberal city and county government are but two of the many reasons I live out in the sticks now.
Last I checked the urban community was claiming they don’t need whites in their neighborhood.
Remember “Chocolate City”?
Another fine example of liberal rot, coming to a city near you...
lets all home school
Covington has stressed that the district's buildings are only half-full as its population has plummeted amid political squabbling and chronically abysmal test scores. The district's enrollment of fewer than 18,000 students is about half of what the schools had a decade ago and just a quarter of its peak in the late 1960s.
These two paragraphs were both taken from the article.
The "peak in the late 1960s" was about 15 years after Brown v. Board of Education.
You know, if the district does indeed close and consolidate unused or underused schools, we should applaud this action. It will be one of the few times government actually cuts back.
LOL! It’s all whitey’s fault.
The urban core has suffered white flight post-the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision -———————always always it’s the white man’s fault...
Not to mention crime... drive by shootings, walk by shootings and, bust a cap in yo ass shootings.
My protestant brother-in-law and his wife, living near
downtown KC, MO send their kids to a Catholic school.
“retail and grocery store abandonment”
is one really got me...what are the owners supposed to do? Leave grocery stores open even if they lose money?
Maybe large chains will be required to do that in the not too distant future.
These schools have been nothing but a political jobs programs for favored minority elites. The beauty of the system is that you didn’t have to actually show your face at the school or to be remotely associated with the education of students. All you had to do was to know or to be related to the black mafia that runs Kansas City. The inconvenient fact that actual students, both black and white, were tossed to the curb with this scam mattered not. What mattered is that lots of money was tossed around and those connected to the Democrat Party cashed in.
I haven’t seen so much racist BS since the last time I saw the Congressional Black Caucus on C-SPAN.
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