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By James V. Shuls on Oct 04, 2016

What does student success look like to you?  That was one of the questions asked last week at the eighth Regional Meeting on Education hosted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at Pattonville Hi

By Michael Q. McShane on Sep 15, 2016

The tenth annual Education Next poll assessed the views of American’s on our education system.

By Michael Q. McShane on Sep 14, 2016

Later this week, I’m hopping on a plane and heading to Vienna, Austria to give a keynote address on educational entrepreneurship to Junior Achievement Europe’s International Summit for Educators.

I’ll report back with what I learn—in the meantime, here’s the promotional video.

By Patrick Tuohey on Sep 12, 2016

Kansas City is spending about $14 million on a grocery store in the Linwood shopping center. Is this really how the people of KC want their tax dollars spent?

By James V. Shuls on Sep 09, 2016
James Shuls, Ph.D., moderated this panel discussion about school choice in Missouri.
By Graham Renz on Sep 08, 2016

MetroLink wants $2 billion for a North-South expansion line, but ridership continues to decrease. Could this money be better spent? 

By Michelle Wickman on Aug 15, 2016

What if we told you that the state is cutting welfare checks to people who are living out of state, incarcerated or even deceased?

By Frank Catanzaro on Aug 08, 2016

St. Louis-based Centene is the largest managed care provider in the United States, and they're looking to expand with two new high-rise office buildings in downtown Clayton. Total cost: around $770 million, with about $150 million from guess who? Taxpayers.

By Joseph Haslag on Jul 28, 2016

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released state real GDP data. Show-Me Institute Chief Economist Joseph Haslag updated his analysis of Missouri’s real GDP performance compared to the other forty-nine states in the union. While we did improve, our gains were disappointing.

By Michael Highsmith on Jul 22, 2016

Developers, including Stan Kroenke, are seeking millions in TIF to build a vast retail, commercial, and residential district in a Maryland Heights flood plain, but with new TIF reform laws on the books will this project dry up?