The biggest problem with KC is that the school district is in shambles and has been for several years. Fortunately, the KCMO school district doesn't effect the entire city because there are several school districts that serve the city, like Hickman Mills, North KC, etc. At least one (KCMO) - and I think two (the other being Center SD) are not even accredited school districts. They are too mired in racial issues, politics and self-serving agendas to worry about education. There are plenty of places in KCMO I would like to live, like Waldo, Brookside, Westport, Plaza, etc., but I will not put my child in the KCMO school district and I can't afford private school. I'm sure there are a lot more people just like me. Kansas City will never reach its full potential until the school district gets straightened out.