April 16, 2014
It makes me sad that nothing seems to improve for Kansas City public schools, except the development of of a few successful charters. Some of the candidates running for school board may be spending a lot of energy arguing for a public school system that doesn’t seem interested in implementing radical changes.
January 24, 2014
Change is difficult for everyone, but without a dramatic change in the approach to public education, the children of our city will continue to be neglected and their futures will continue to be severely limited or even destroyed. It is time for the State Board to be creative and demand a new approach. Those resisting significant change need to put the students’ needs above self-interests including concerns about jobs and control.
May 6, 2014 — KCPS In the News
In spite of the PR hyperbole, the district is in dire straits—enrollment is falling, students are likely to continue to transfer, way too many students are graduating who cannot read and do math, good teachers are getting discouraged and leaving, and public confidence is low (7% turn out to vote). We need a comprehensive plan for reform, with priorities. No excuses. Let’s get at it!
April 10, 2014 — KCPS In the News
I knew something was afoot the other evening when Kansas City’s superintendent of schools, Stephen Green, walked into the room at the start of our meeting of the Southwest Early College Campus (SWECC) Faith-based Coalition, a collection of eight churches providing volunteers to work in that school.