Kansas City Broke: Closing 50% of The Schools. Kansas City Missouri School Board Fail

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    Kansas City Broke: Closing 50% of The Schools

    The Kansas City Missouri School Board voted Wednesday night to shutter nearly half of its schools in an effort to avoid going broke.The action closes 28 of 58 campuses and eliminates about 700 of the district's 3,300 jobs, including 285 teachers."None of us like doing this but it was necessary, it had to be done," said board member Arthur Benson after a tense five to four vote that was interrupted several times by upset parents.
    The plan comes as school districts around the country, battered by the recession and budget cutbacks, are closing facilities to save money..

    District Closes Half its Schools - WSJ.com
     
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    And deeper and deeper into the DEPRESSION we fall. And idiots are still talking about the recovery! What Recovery?????
     
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    i hear 1/2 the states are in the red now.....
     
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    They would be except for the fact that they can keep on cutting public services. As long as the states have revenue, and they can continue to pay the legislature its paycheck, the legislators will stay in session feverishly trying to iron out these sticky problems. They will be the last to lose their jobs.
     
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    Does it really matter all that much in Kansas? Don't they want to teach "magical creation" to the 50% that don't drop out?
     
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    This is not good.
     
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    In California they have just started the cutbacks. What they end up with will be frightening.
     
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    The vicous cycle of DEFLATIONARY DEPRESSION spins on.
     
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    Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin - Education- msnbc.com

    Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin
    One book's lesson: ‘Christian worldview ... is the only correct view of reality’

    "The majority of home-schoolers self-identify as evangelical Christians," said Ian Slatter, a spokesman for the Home School Legal Defense Association. "Most home-schoolers will definitely have a sort of creationist component to their home-school program."

    Kansas City: Evolution T-Shirts Banned The Sensuous Curmudgeon

    Melby said she associated the image on the T-shirt with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. “I was disappointed with the image on the shirt,” Melby said. “I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school.”

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    Couldn't ya just die?
     
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    Within the common law concept that a man's home is his castle and public law has to recognize that first and foremost, I strongly support the Christian teaching of Creationism in their home schools. Every well taught Christian who came out of the home school environment that I have met was very well educated and knew both Creation and Evolutionary theory. For years there, the winner of the annual spelling bee was a home schooler. Colleges look for home schooled kids with high SAT scores, because they make the most excellent of students.
     
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