Showing posts with label public schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label public schools. Show all posts

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Kansas City Public Schools - accreditation bad idea without real proof of turnaround

 There is a story in the Kansas City bullshit Star saying that the school district got a thumbs up
from some liberal group that looks at other "urban schools".  Now, the first thing that comes to mind is that the majority of the school districts this group looks into are hot flaming dumpster fires that have students fleeing in record numbers.  So when they say they have made "progress" and have "momentum", are they saying that in comparison to those districts or ALL districts.  

Is the KCMO school district nothing more than a 700lbs person dieting for 4 months, dropping water weight, and then resuming their normal activities because the real problems haven't been addressed.  What do we really know about the changes that happened within the district?  NONE are listed.  Typically when details aren't given about how change happened then there is a good chance that there might be smoke and mirrors involved.

Typically, in areas with good or improving schools there isn't widespread gang activity, murder, truancy, sinking property values etc... Politicians, lobbyist, bureaucrats and yes TEACHERS UNIONS can't be trusted EVER.  This "Council of the Great City Schools" is just about the most liberal group that I have ever come across in all of my days in researching stories.  Also, their biggest legislature news according to their own site last took place 5 years ago.  What the F have they been doing besides pushing common core?

What impact has this Council had on the KCMO school district?  Zero examples of how they
"helped" in this epic turnaround have been given yet you are supposed to trust this lobbyist based out of D.C. that the city is ready to regain accreditation.  The minute this happens, the school district will forever be doomed.  

Instead of bullshit press releases then why can't we see in a chart where the test scores are compared to the region, state and nation?  Can we see what percentage of increase took place from the time accreditation was lost to when this bullshit statement was given?  Can we also see the number of truant students there are?  Which students were given the tests?  Has the test changed in the past 10 years and if so, how?

Answer those questions in this story and maybe there can be a parade thrown.  Until those questions are answered it looks like a cheap PR stunt by parties that have a lot to gain and little to do with the families suffering under this bureaucratic nightmare of incompetence coming out and saying "oh it has gotten soooooooo much better"

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Teacher Crybaby

Every week thousands of people lose their jobs in this country and nothing is said except for a weekly freaking teacher loses her job that the news is all over it?  I feel bad for the kids losing their favorite teacher but seriously, this is ONE JOB, GET OVER IT.  The plight of the white female teacher is such a tragedy...  good thing that the unions are there to exploit it.
stat that lumps them all together.  So why is it that when a

Keep in mind that Tongi ranks 123rd in Kansas Schools.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rosehill Elementary Victim of Neighborhood Sucktitude

Having grown up in that area and later lived in the Rosehill area I can tell you that this comes as no surprise.  The once family friendly and middle class neighborhoods that use to surround the school are gone and have been replaced with Section 8 housing and low rent hotels.  Some of the kids that show up for school there look like they haven't showered in days and most are on some sort of government meal program so of course they are carrying viruses.  Who the hell is going to take them to the Doc?  Everyone knows that people on government assistance carry diseases.  duh.   Keep in mind that this is the Richard Grissom Hood

Let's all face the facts here.  The Shawnee Mission School District's greatness is a thing of the past (check out the test scores for West and North) and you can thank local leadership for neglecting Northern Joco and instead expanding West and South. This has allowed for once nice apartment complexes to be turned into section 8 drug zones and single family houses into meth labs.  

That area is just another example of Northern Johnson County going to shit.  Once our kids were old enough to attend elementary school, we moved to Blue Valley without even giving it a second thought.  Who would want their kids hanging around unhealthy kids?  

True Jocoians know when it is time to pick up and head for bluer valleyer pastures.  

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

10 ways KCMO school are like Prisons -------REPOST

Since it is back to school time 

Is there a difference between the two?
1. Both are in old run down buildings
2. Both populations are split up amongst race
3. Both have metal detectors at the doors
4. Both are full of people that never graduate from High School.
5. Both are run by corrupt and incompetent people
6. If you get in trouble you go to solitary
7. People are released without rehabilitation/education because of over crowding.
8. Private companies do a better job of running both
9. There is a 50/50 chance of getting shanked in the yard.
10. Both are the last place you want your children to end up

Friday, April 24, 2009


Why in the hell do the great school districts in JOCO have to suffer like these other deadbeats? The money sent into the state needs to be divided up by zip code for public school financing not REDISTRIBUTED. Does Goodland, Ks need a laptop purchased with JOCO taxpayer money? NO.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I got this in the email this morning from a reader and had to put it up. Enjoy!

Public School -- 1957 vs. 2008

Scenario 1:

Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2008 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2008 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2008 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2008 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

2008 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2008 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.

2008- ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:

Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2008 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy .