The Kansas City School System is broken. Many children who live in Northeast attend Kansas City?s public schools. It is not acceptable that our school system is failing these children. We must increase teacher salaries to attract and retain quality teachers. John believes teachers should be educated and certified in the subjects they teach if they are to provide our children with the best education. More after school programs should be funded and made available to the parents and the children of the Kansas City School District. It is an American promise that a free, quality public education be available to every child. John knows we must restore that promise.