Friday, December 2, 2011
KC: ATTEMPT TO RESIST STATE TAKEOVER EMERGING
Mayor leads attempt at community-driven plan for KC schools - KansasCity.com
The District Advisory Committee, made up of parents and community members, has said it wants the state to work with the current board still intact. The teachers union and the NAACP also want to keep the elected board.
Groups that have called for an appointed administrative board include the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Mattie Rhodes Center.
The Urban Summit, an umbrella group of Kansas City organizations, joined in support of an appointed board and recommended people for the panel: Attorney Clinton Adams Jr., Urban League President Gwen Grant, the Rev. Wallace S. Hartsfield II and the Rev. Sam Mann. The group's memo to Nicastro also recommended that someone be appointed from the Latino community.
Posted by Bret Gustafson at 2:29 PM