When the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) says 99 percent of districts are fully accredited and doing just fine, it may seem like almost every student in Missouri is receiving a good education.
This past summer, my family and I spent the Fourth of July at the beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Charter schools are making strides across the nation, and Kansas City’s own charter schools are no exception.
The Kansas City Star editorial board called for the city council to reject a proposal to use taxpayer money to subsidize the construction of a downtown office tower. They write:
Sometimes when universities receive gifts from donors, they come with strings attached. In 2002, the University of Missouri received one of those gifts, with the stipulation that the economics department must hire a few professors to teach the Ludwig von Mises Austrian economics theory.
Making long-term projections can be tricky business, but figuring out where sales taxes across the state are going is straightforward: UP!
If at first you don’t succeed, get more government help. That seems to be the mantra of Missouri developers and city officials these days.