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"Improving schools" here is a header for other articles related to this issue.
- "Improving schools/Efforts to improve schools" provides a very brief overview of some of the literature in this area including a very brief review of some of the history of the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools.
- "Improving schools/Pre-K for All in Kansas City, Missouri focuses specifically on an initiative on the April 2, 2019, ballot there for a 3/8 cent sales tax to fund universal preschool in Kansas City, Missouri. There seems to be nearly unanimous agreement on the need for universal preschool in Kansas City, Missouri but substantive disagreements on this initiative. In brief, Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James claims that this initiative implements a system that has worked in other major cities. This initiative has many opponents, claiming that it won't do what it claims and would violate Article 9 of the Missouri Constitution, which specifically forbids public funding for private or parochial schools.