Emails Detail Hidden Plan for Kansas City District

5 years 10 months 6 days ago Sunday, December 08 2013 Dec 8, 2013 Sunday, December 08, 2013 4:58:00 PM CST December 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Newly released emails detail hidden plan for the Kansas City school district and raise questions about how a contract was awarded to a private education reform group tasked with recommending ways of improving the school system.

The interfaith social justice organization MORE2 obtained the emails through a Sunshine Law request and shared them with The Kansas City Star. The newspaper reports that the emails show Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro's wish for a statewide district that would operate some of the state's lowest-performing schools, many of them likely in unaccredited Kansas City.

The emails also show that Indianapolis-based CEE-Trust was hired as a consultant even though another agency had offered its services for a third of the price. Nicastro says the state is after "new ideas."

 

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