The state school board in Jefferson City was a scene of pandemonium on Thursday, as angry Saint Louis residents protested a vote that would lead to a state takeover of the troubled city school district. Both sides in the debate make good points. On the one hand, state education officials are concerned about a dysfunctional school district that has been failing to provide kids with an adequate education. On the other hand, some Saint Louis residents are understandably worried that without local representation, the district will not be responsive to the concerns of the district’s students and their parents.
My latest article points out that mayoral control of the Saint Louis school districts could be a good way to put control over our schools back in the hands of an official who is directly elected by Sain
MODOT engineer Judy Wagner thinks that police have nothing better to do than harass motorists about wearing their seat belts.
One area where pure free-market ideology has long reigned has been trash pick-up in unincorporated St.
Outstate Missourians are annoyed that so many of Missouri's tax dollars have gone towards education in St. Louis, with poor results:
The Springfield News-Leader has an insightful editorial arguing that Missouri should be allowed to opt out of No Child Left Behind.
Ticket scalping is in the news due to the discovery that tickets taken by police from scalpers in last year's
Yesterday the state Board of Education voted to take control of the St. Louis Public Schools district.
Metro, via the Post-Dispatch, is reporting that MetroLink ridership is exceeding expectations since opening six months ago. This is a good thing, obviously, but m