The state of Missouri may soon require comprehensive eye exams for all students entering kindergarten or first grade:
Looks like Gov. Blunt and friends will get their MOHELA money after all. At this juncture, pointing out just how ridiculous this bill is has become something akin to beating a dead horse.
I have to disagree a bit with Steve's assertion that doling out state money will "drive Missouri's budding biotech industry." I don't know if Missouri's biotech industry is budding, or if it will thrive in the future.
The New York Times publishes a not-entirely fair article about what a bad place St. Louis has become to live in:
There's been new action on the midwife bill:
There's recently been a sort of backlash in the local media regarding the state and federal govt's efforts to subsidize the ethanol industry and build expensive plants all over the midwest and elsewhere.
It's here. No matter if you like it or not, the new I-64 reconstructino project is here. I, for one, prefer two and a half years of traffic hell to six or seven y
Dr. Kent King, Executive Director of the Missouri State Teachers Association, brings up the subject of performance pay and criticizes the single-salary schedule:
There's an interesting op-ed regarding vouchers over at the Columbia Daily Tribune this morning.