A citizen watchdog group, Do the Right Thing for Kids, has released its report assessing the performance of the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education’s performance during its Wednesday, Dec. 21, meeting.
You can read the report here: http://tinyurl.com/88u54ol
The citizens’ summary of the board’s performance?:
“Two Board Watchers for Do the Right Thing for Kids observed and evaluated the December 21, 2011 KCPS School Board business meeting. At the beginning of the meeting board member Ray Wilson moved to amend the agenda to allow speakers representing the Afrikan Centered Education Collegium Campus to protest the district’s funding level for ACE. Ajamu Webster deferred his time to Clinton Adams, Rev. Sam Mann and Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, II. Board president Airick Leonard West maintained control of the meeting that had the potential of being hijacked by speakers and included veiled accusations of racism. …
“Unfortunately, it was business as usual at this meeting—groups pressing for their own projects and interests and still no focused discussion on gaining accreditation for the district.”
If you would like to find out more about Do the Right Thing for kids, the KC Education Enterprise published a story last August with information about who they are and what they do: http://tinyurl.com/5ruawxv
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