Forum to Examine Impact of Charter Schools on KC

KCPS, KCUR and No Wrong Answers podcast co-hosting May 10 event for public at Paseo Academy

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Kansas City, April 26, 2018: Charter schools have been operating in Kansas City Public Schools for about two decades. The question of their longterm impact on the community is the subject of a public forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, which is located at 4747 Flora Ave. in Kansas City, MO.

Families in Kansas City now have more choices on where to send their kids to school than ever before. Indeed, there are nearly as many students enrolled in charter schools as there are enrolled in district public schools. But is this system working for everyone? If not, who is being left behind?

KCPS, KCUR 89.3 and the education podcast No Wrong Answers are hosting a town hall conversation where panelists will ask these questions and hear how having so much school choice impacts Kansas City’s kids, families and educators. The event will be recorded for the No Wrong Answers podcast.

The forum will be facilitated by podcast host and KCUR reporter Kyle Palmer and will feature KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell and KCUR education reporter Elle Moxley.

Space is limited, so members of the public are encouraged to RSVP to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-choice-is-it-working-for-kansas-city-tickets-45484995847

School Choice Forum – Live Recording of the No Wrong Answers Podcast

  • Host: KCUR 89.3’s Kyle Palmer
  • Panelists: Superintendent Mark Bedell and KCUR 89.3 Education Reporter Elle Moxley
  • Where: Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall (4747 Flora Ave., Kansas City, MO) 
  • When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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