Missouri Sen. Jane Cunningham may have just saved public education in Kansas City.
Nothing is more likely to pull Kansas City out of its funk than the prospect that a Republican senator from a suburban region on the eastern side of the state might determine the fate of the urban school district here.
Cunningham has introduced a bill that would permanently dissolve the Kansas City Public Schools as a district. Neighboring districts would be mandated to take over its buildings and students. For good measure, Cunningham’s bill would authorize tax credits for donors who contribute to scholarship funds so that students in unaccredited districts can attend private and parochial schools.
It appears there are a lot of people in Missouri who do not have much use for Sen. Cunningham and her anti-public school vendetta.