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.
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:
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
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.
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
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