Phil Eckelkamp
Our buddy Dave over at the Arch City Chronicle has a story up about how Reps. James Morris, Jamilah Nasheed, and Chris Carter will hold a town hall forum to let residents offer their opinions about whether the St. Louis Public Schools should sell their vacant school buildings to charter schools.

The event will be held this Friday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Isom Community Center, 910 N. Newstead. I encourage all of you to attend and let your opinion be heard.

Personally, I have a hard time imagining why the SLPS wouldn't want to sell to charter schools. The buildings would be vacant anyway. We'll see whether residents would rather have dilapidated buildings, or places of learning that raise their community's overall happiness and property value. It will be interesting to see what comes out of the meeting.

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Phil Eckelkamp