Aug 26, 2011

Speculation on KCSD makes lots of pundits look dumb

More TOP Upheaval in the Kansas City School district, right as the year starts!

From Mahoney...
KC School Board member Arthur Benson says Superintendent John Covington is in Detroit to take a new job.

“He is there today accepting the job” Benson says on the greeting message of his voice mail.
The Detroit Free Press and Kansas City Star ate reporting Covington is being considered for a post to lead Michigan’s poorest performing districts. Benson is considered a close ally of Covington.

Wednesday night Benson submitted his resignation contingent on Covington’s abrupt resignation Wednesday. Developing.

More from the KC Star....

Then later Benson unresigns.  Benson, West, and Covington have their supporters and detractors.  It seems nobody who had an opinion's changed their minds much...except on Covington.  

Lots of mouths running on talk radio and blogs without many hard facts.   All we've gotten so far are carefully crafted CYA news releases.

There's speculation that Covington was hired as a gunslinger to come in, cut out dead wood, cut out half empty schools, cut out half the unnecessary teachers and then move on to the next city where a school board needs that done THERE.   If so, wonder which board members hired this henchmen to take the heat after doing the dirty deads?

But at the risk of making yet more needless speculation, what if Covington would NOT have taken that job he had in the wings had West resigned?  I still think Covington was just fed up.   Who knows?  The Shadow Knows!  Until the principals say something publicly.


3 die in weekend airshows

DETROIT (Reuters) - A wingwalker at an air show near Detroit plunged about 200 feet to his death on Sunday as he tried to climb onto a helicopter in mid-air, in the third fatal air performance accident this weekend, officials said.

The death of wingwalker Todd Green comes a day after an aerobatic flyer crashed and died at a Kansas City, Missouri, air show and a British Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" pilot crashed and died at an air festival on the coast of England.

Green was flying atop an aircraft at the Selfridge Air Show, less than 30 miles from Detroit, on Sunday when he fell while trying to perform a transfer to a helicopter, organizers said on a website for the event.
Charges were dropped against the monetary big shot from France after the hotel employee accusing him of rape in NYC was reported to have lied. A judge freed him on July 1 after prosecutors learned the woman had lied about the specifics of her whereabouts after the incident and past details of an asylum application and information on tax forms.
Dear Texas,
If you keep running candidates dumber than a box of rocks, we may have to build that fence around YOU.

Stolen from MO Rage: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
Man calls 911 and says "I think my wife is dead" The operator says how do
you know? He says "The sex is the same but the laundry is building up!"

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