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K.C. School Superintendant Allegedly Calls Two Female Board Members “Bitches”

December 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Joe Robertson
The Kansas City Star

The leaders of several black organizations want Kansas City Superintendent Anthony Amato placed on administrative leave pending investigation of a complaint that he called two school board members “bitches.”

And if the allegations by a former high-level staff member are true, they want Amato fired.

“He has forfeited the privilege to serve the children of this district,” said Clinton Adams, a critic of Amato and a longtime player in district politics.

Amato said he was “incensed” by the allegation, which he said “has no merit … no foundation.” Read more…

MOPNS FLASHBACK (7/19/07)

Following on the school reform theme. This interview of K.C. Superintendent Anthony Amato is hilarious. The Pitch totally makes a fool out of him! These school superintendents are like bad NFL head coaches, no matter how bad their records, they still get recycled and eventually end up with new head coaching jobs.
By Eric Barton

In this week’s Pitchcast Pitchcast, KC School Superintendent Anthony Amato explains why he seemed less than excited to talk to us. Then he takes a standardized test, bombs it — and pretends he knew the answers all along.

Education Week: Complaints filed against school superintendent, wife of mayor

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