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By Philip Oehlerking on Apr 04, 2019

If municipalities can levy taxes, then taxpayers should be able to see exactly how that money is being spent. That principle is now one step closer to becoming law.

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By Elias Tsapelas on Apr 03, 2019

What makes a successful city? Recently, the Show-Me Institute, in collaboration with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, sponsored an academic research seminar to explore that question.

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By James V. Shuls on Apr 02, 2019

There is a growing chorus of voices claiming that teaching is a terrible job. Over the past two years, teachers have gone on strike in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina and Los Angeles. There is increasing sentiment that now is a terrible time to be a teacher.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Apr 02, 2019

After years of positive reforms that seek to improve one of the lowest performing school systems in the nation, New Mexico’s newly elected leadership has decided to turn back the clock. Letter grades that were easy for parents to understand will be replaced with “text labels” that aren’t.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Apr 01, 2019

The movement toward greater spending transparency in Missouri local government reached a milestone this week. A law requiring cities to submit spending records to the state was perfected in the Missouri House of Representatives—the furthest such legislation has gone to date.

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By Kelvey Vander Hart on Apr 01, 2019

Is reducing the time someone spends waiting on a streetcar worth a $10 million-dollar price tag?

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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 29, 2019

As Kansas City considers expanding pre-K on the April 2nd ballot, two things about the research should be made clear: pre-K programs often do not have the long-term results supporters claim they do, and the programs that do show results cannot be scaled up for an entire city.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Mar 29, 2019

If you’re licensed to fix hair, or fix plumbing, or fix ankles in another state, it’s sort of silly that Missouri would start with the presumption that you can’t fix those things in our state, too.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 28, 2019

On the April ballot, Kansas Citians are being asked to vote on a three-eighth cent sales tax to fund a universal pre-K program. But the benefits being promised to Kansas City voters are not from the type of program Kansas Citians are being offered.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 28, 2019

In a recent post, I pointed out that the pre-K program being presented to Kansas City voters is significantly different than the programs whose results they point to.

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