Inequity In School Funding And Student Outcomes; and Changing The Role Of Police In Schools

Inequity In School Funding And Student Outcomes

A first hand observation by an educator on how inequities in funding for schools in prosperous and poor communities makes a difference in student outcomes.

New JoJR volunteer Foster Moore talks with his old college roommate David Foster, Residence Hall Director at Lamar University about his time as a teacher in the classroom and his observations of the results of inequitable funding of schools.

Changing The Role Of Police In Schools

Police officers are fixtures in most schools today and their role has changed over time from protecting the students from outside dangers to enforcing school rules and even arresting students for violations. Our guest has been working with one school district to develop a Memorandum Of Understanding between the police and school administrators and hopefully turn off the school to prison pipeline.

Host Teresa Wilke talks with Micheal Kay, Preofessor of Law Emeritas at Washburn University about his work with the police and school administrators to define the role of officers in their schools.

The JoJR Calendar for January 15th

MORE2’s Kansas Issues Night is tonight, Monday, Jan. 15th, 6:30 to 8 pm at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church, 1613 Wilson, KCK. You are invited to attend if you’re interested in learning more about KCK Firefighters shift trading scam, Mark Holland will be there to answer questions. There will also be duscussion on Immigration issues in Kansas, An exhonoree compensation bill they are pursuing in Kansas and their new integrated voter engagement initiative in KCK.
The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri CURE will meet tonight Monday, January 15th, 6 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center 3811 Chestnut, KCMO. They will be discussing human rights issues for Missouri prisoners, legislation pending and begin planning for the 2018 Missouri CURE conference to be held here in Kansas City.
The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday January 18th from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. They will sharing experiences in the first hour and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at or call them at 816-912-2601.

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