Monday, October 06, 2008

"Obama Youth" Teacher Suspended

Joyce McGautha, superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school for students in fifth through ninth grades in Kansas City, Mo., said that the video was probably taken last May during the Junior Fraternity's morning meeting at the school.

The school will probably take legal action against the teacher, but they don't sound too sure of that action.

Your tax dollars at work, people!

Update: Someone over at the CY asked, "Does "charter school" in Missouri mean that it's taxpayer-funded or not?"

My answer:

Yes. Charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri are tax payer funded 'alternative' schools, with specialized curriculum, that are part of the public (gub'mint) school system.

The KC, MO school district was part of the 1985 'judicial imperialism' of Judge Clark who took de facto control of the district and imposed a sweeping desegregation order on the district. By the time it was all over (1997), $2,000,000,000.00 of state & local tax money had been confiscated and little, if any thing accomplished.

"And despite all the effort he had made to order the plan, fund the plan, and keep the plan on track--often in the face of intense opposition from the very people he was trying to help--the plan wasn't working. The number of white suburban students attracted to the district by all the new magnet schools was less than 10 percent of the number that Clark had expected. Year after year the test scores would come out, the achievement levels would be no higher than before, and the black-white gap (one-half a standard deviation on a standard bell curve) would be no smaller."

The state attorney general, Jay Nixon, complained of gross negligence, malfeasance, theft and lax accounting of millions of dollars under Clark's control.

"At one point, complained Nixon, 44 percent of the entire state budget for elementary and secondary education was going to just the 9 percent of the state's students who lived in Kansas City and St. Louis. Missouri was spending more on desegregation than it was spending on prisons, courts, the highway patrol, and the state fire marshal combined."

The KC school district is currently not state accredited, and has had 24 superintendents in 39 years. It is one of the worst districts in the nation thanks, in part, to a petulant & childish school board.

The 'obama youth' incident doesn't surprise me.
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