The bid to immediately take over the failed Kansas City, Missouri school district picked up speed at the State Capitol Wednesday night.
The State Senate unanimously advanced a bill permitting the immediate state take-over of any failing Missouri school system. The bill doesn’t identify the troubled district Kansas City district by name, however, it is clearly the target of the measure.
After a final vote, expected Thursday, the bill moves to the House.
Under current law, the Kansas City school system has until June 30, 2014 to avoid a state take-over.
“That’s too long,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman David Pearce, R-Warrensburg according to the Associated press, “We have students that are languishing, who need help, and we as a state need to come in and do that.”
The administrators of the Kansas City District are hoping test scores improve this year enough to re-gain provisional accreditation and stave off…
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