Wide Ruled – Ep. 006: Charters to the Rescue!
10 May 2017

Wide Ruled – Ep. 006: Charters to the Rescue!

Community organizer Andrew Johnson and executive director Kristin Droege tell the story of the Citizens of the World KC charter school.

10 May 2017

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Community organizer and parent Andrew Johnson tells the story of the KC parents who banded together to increase the number of quality education opportunities for KC kids. Then Citizens of the World Kansas City executive director Kristin Droege joins Andrew to respond to some of the criticism levied at their school and against charters in general.

Andrew Johnson and Kristin Droege

resources:

About MCSI:

http://www.midtowncommunityschool.org/press.html

http://www.kshb.com/news/education/families-in-midtown-kansas-city-form-group-to-find-ideas-for-better-schools

MCSI’s RFP: http://www.cwckansascity.org/files/Midtown_Community_School_initiative_RFP.pdf

Citizens of the World – Kansas City:

http://www.cwckansascity.org/

On Deficit Language:

http://www.mtroyal.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/pdf/strengthsvsdeficitrb.pdf

https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/what-these-children-are-like-rejecting-deficit-views-of-poverty-and-language/

On KCPS:

http://www.kshb.com/news/education/dr-stephen-green-named-superintendent-of-kansas-city-public-schools

http://www.dotherightthingforkids.org/tag/right-sizing-plan/

On Nettelhorst Elementary:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2011/Nettelhorst-Elementary-Schools-Remarkable-Turnaround/


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