As part of the War on Poverty, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration pushed for comprehensive education legislation that became known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
It appears that local government transparency measures are catching on across the country!
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board wrote a fearmongering editorial about charter schools becoming a potential option for suburban parents. Much of the information was misleading and some of it was just plain wrong.
Medicaid continues to consume a greater portion of Missouri’s budget, and the costs may be even higher than advertised.
This week, the Missouri House Education Committee debated a bill that would move school board elections to the November general election date.
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.
One of the difficult things about public policy is convincing policymakers that they really don’t need to “do something” to solve a problem.
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.
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.