The St. Louis Business Journal recently published details of a report that placed St. Louis in the top ten “untapped cities” for startups. This is encouraging, but another study out of Arizona on barriers to business creation was less positive, showing that St.
Last week, Missouri got its latest grades on “The Nation’s Report Card,” (an assessment given to public-school 4th- and 8th-graders in each state every two years by the U.S. Department of Education), and the news isn’t good.
The following commentary also appeared in the Kansas City Star.
Imagine the Game of Life played under different rules—with everyone randomly assigned at birth to one of two paths. One begins with good schools, safe neighborhoods, and strong communities. It leads to well-paid jobs and rewarding careers.
How well prepared are different players in Missouri’s highly diversified economy to join the “Green New Deal” proposed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and endorsed by several presidential contenders?
This week Amazon announced that it was scrapping its plan to establish a “second headquarters” in New York.
Imagine that you’re a professor at a large university and this spring you’re teaching one of the big freshman seminar courses – 518 students.
Are you a government-failure denier – someone who believes that the government that governs best is one that overflows with good intentions, regardless of the cost? Are you someone who thinks a lot about “market failures” and never stops to think about government failures?
The holidays are upon us, and now that we have a quorum on the state board of education and a commissioner it’s time to think about what Missouri students and parents should expect from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).