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Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

What an embarrassment, and what a shame for the students. No national accreditation and "conditional" accreditation by the State? These students have graduated without proper education and are failing the NCLEX, the only thing that will allow them licensure. Someone needs to be held accountable for this.

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Posted by Margie Lillya Ryan on 05/20/2015 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

And you are surprised by this? The KC public schools aren't fully accredited either.

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Posted by Biggie P on 05/20/2015 at 11:36 AM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

I sometimes think Steve sometimes goes wacko with his editorial vendettas, but I have to admit this is one of the better pieces of writing done so far on the convention center hotel proposal.

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Posted by Armadillo For Rent on 05/20/2015 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Unbelievable! If the board unanimously showed support for those two(James, and Walter-Mack), the whole lot of them should be voted out. Do what is right for once(and not for yourselves)

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Posted by mccfac on 05/20/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Unbelievable. The board SUPPORTS those two? The whole lot of them should be voted off by the voters.

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Posted by mccfac on 05/20/2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

MH,

Thanks for your feedback. Just from my perspective, I don't see my role as being anti-KC. Nor do I think it's my job to be a cheerleader for the city. The city can promote itself on its own. I live in KCMO, so obviously I'd like to see the city succeed. Part of any city's success relies on the media keeping residents informed of what the city does, whether it's good or bad or somewhere in the middle. I don't look to wave pompons, nor do I look to be the voice of doom. I'd rather try to portray things the way they are as best as I can.

As to your larger point, I agree that the city crafted an overall responsible financing package for this.

Thanks for reading,

Steve Vockrodt

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Posted by Steve Vockrodt on 05/20/2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

Steve,

I typically criticize your reporting as being too anti-KC. This article was very informative. I still support the new hotel. We may or may not see a rise in convention tourism from it, but I do know that we definitely won't if it isn't built. I think it is progress and the city did a reasonable job in mitigating it's downside.

Good article.

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Posted by MH on 05/20/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Hey Pitch it's not that bad, there are many great things going on at MCcDistrictwide. The Students are omnipotent in this. Staff does not deserve to hold any responsibility for any of the bullshit going on and have worked hard to prevent. MCC is a vital Kansas City institution and will survive this.

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Posted by Come on man on 05/20/2015 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Next story - Clinton Adams speaks up at a board meeting to praise Walter-Mack as she plays the race card to save her job.

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Posted by Retired Faculty on 05/20/2015 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

We had no idea of the program losing accreditation. Who knew? When? Why was this a secret to all? Way to go board. A resolution of confidence for leadership is in order.
This seals the deal. He is your guy.

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Posted by insider on 05/19/2015 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

The person recently hired to be the Compliance Officer at the Health Sciences Institute which houses the Practical Nursing program is related to Kathy Walter-Mack. It should come as no surprise that Kathy's sister-in-law was not the hiring committee's first choice.

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Posted by heartbroken on 05/19/2015 at 10:53 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

This is no surprise. And we wonder why citizens are forever sour on city politics. I'm glad I don't live in KC. It is a horrible joke.

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Posted by Bob on 05/19/2015 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Tiny houses are great if you're in a moderate climate- experiencing a Missouri winter from inside a cabin would be maddening. Some place where one spends an amount of time interacting with the outdoors, great idea. ...also, if you want to buy groceries, invent Facebook, poor people.

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Posted by cense on 05/18/2015 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Hallmark cares enough to send the very best ... jobs to China

standingup -- obviously not enough - way too many of them and their former colleagues are still whining like typical entitlement mentality liberals. No one owes you anything - wake the F up!

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Posted by MyNameIs_AdamSmith_SlimShady on 05/18/2015 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Hallmark cares enough to send the very best ... jobs to China

Does anyone know how many Hallmark employees committed suicide?
Fact

Posted by Standingup on 05/16/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Not nocking anyone just never understood why buy a trailer frame and build something on it when the RV folks got it figured out already. Why not get an aluminum framed RV or one with a fiberglass body and just use it?

My house was 900 SF until I put on the straw bale addition to add bathrooms and bedrooms. Multi generations live in it now it is close to 2000 sf. 5 adults and 3 teenagers. Thinking about getting a small trailer camper ( less than 20 feet and under 3000 pounds) for traveling and living in during winters. I like the KC area in summer but I am about done with winters . Thinking about taking the wife down to Panama next winter.

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Posted by Raymond James on 05/15/2015 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

@tinylivingfreedom Retired at 36??? Now who's the short-sighted, shallow snob? Way to build bridges...NOT. Your elitism oozes from your words. If you actually want to "enjoy life globally" learn to communicate with WORKING PEOPLE. Otherwise you're just another huckster trying to sell jive.

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Posted by Lux on 05/15/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

poor ol richiepoor - never learned that equal opportunity doesn't guarantee equal results. boo hoo...."income inequality" is an excuse makers alibi for his own failure. Why didn't you invent FaceBook, or YouTube or a better mousetrap. Who held you down? Who stopped you? NOBODY. Quit whining you make those of us who work and appreciate what's great about the opportunities in this country sick!

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Posted by CarlMarxSucks on 05/15/2015 at 3:41 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Gosh, I can't believe how many negative comments I'm reading.

If you aren't into it, don't live in a tiny house. For those that this lifestyle appeals to, just don't hang out in their circle.

You're making judgments based on your lifestyle choices.

And as far as rehabbing an older home in the city, are you kidding me?? That could take a second mortgage. I've done it and it wasn't as rewarding as it was stressful watching my home fall apart around me.

It would be nice to see some of the more dilapidated neighborhoods have a fresh breath of life with tiny home lots and huge gardens. Maybe some of the old home materials could then be recycled to preserve the homes around it.

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Posted by Michelle McDaniel on 05/14/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

You people have missed the boat. Tiny House people don't care about rich people. Most care about being happy, financially free and mobile. These are many of the same people that are also living in small apartments in NYC. There have been small apartments in Manhattan for over a century now that are more luxurious and of higher true value (location / consumables) than your 1750 sq ft - 2500 sq ft hunk of bricks that you overpaid to have, over consumes resources, and you have to drive tour gass guzzler to and from... sounds like good fun... not. I will be retired at 36 and continue to travel and enjoy life globally while you are working for the rich to get richer in your cubicles.

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Posted by tinylivingfreedom on 05/14/2015 at 8:16 AM

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