Seg. 1: Lee's Summit Superintendent | Seg. 2: African Proverbs | KCUR

Seg. 1: Lee's Summit Superintendent | Seg. 2: African Proverbs

Jun 27, 2019

Segment 1: Now that controversial diversity training has been approved, embattled superintendent is "just ready to move forward on behalf of young people."   

When Lee's Summit R-7 District Superintendent Dennis Carpenter proposed diversity training for the staff, he received backlash from some in the community and among employees. Carpenter spoke on what the months-long dispute could mean for the district's future and what the diversity training is about. 

Segment 2, beginning at 20:25: K-State professor shares African proverbs

Sam Chege was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. A little over 20 years ago he came to America and brought words of wisdom with him. Now a professor of journalism and communication, Chege shared the importance of the "enduring life lessons that have universal application" contained in the words of African elders that he has collected throughout his life.