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By David Stokes on Mar 30, 2007

Just as Richmond Heights and Clayton near the end of their joint study on merging the cities, legislation has been introduced in Jeff City allowing for the consideration of merging th

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By Steve Bernstetter on Mar 30, 2007

Public education, particularly in Saint Louis, is in a state of distress. Ineffectual leadership, failed reform initiatives, and declining student performance are just some of the symptoms of a much larger disease that could seriously cripple the future of this country. Recent attempts at reform can be divided into two categories: reshuffling the administrative deck and throwing more money at the problem. Clearly, neither of these solutions has succeeded. It is time for a more fundamental change.

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By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 30, 2007

We've got a new article up by Steve Bernstetter about a promising bill by two Saint Louis-area Democrats to implement some common-sense education reform ideas:

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By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 29, 2007
The English-language cartel is pushing for more regulations:
Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Mar 28, 2007

Most Saint Louis County taxpayers have by now received their reassessment notices.  It is hard not to think of the entire process as a lottery, even though I know the assessor's office does a very good job, too good of a job in most people's opinions, o

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 28, 2007

I agree with my colleague Steven Bernstetter that helping children escape the failing St. Louis Public Schools is imperative. But I beg to differ about the success of the busing program.

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By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 28, 2007

The Post has an update on one of the most outrageous abuses of eminent domain in recent years: the blighting of a block of prosperous businesses in downto

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By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 28, 2007

The Arizona Republic, the state's largest paper, has a great editorial defending Arizona's new scholarship tax credit program, which is quite similar to the proposals that we've been considering here

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Steven Bernstetter on Mar 27, 2007
Amidst the state takeover of the St. Louis Public Schools, education reformers are tossing around a number of ideas for improving the beleaugered district.
Commentary / Op-Eds
By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 27, 2007

A Post-Dispatch editorial describes the tragedy of public education in St. Louis:

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