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By Andrew B. Wilson on Oct 30, 2015
There is no legitimate reason to subsidize professional football, which is a hugely profitable business in its own right. Saint Louis and the State of Missouri shouldn’t have to sweeten the pot to keep the Rams. Better to let them go.
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By James V. Shuls on Oct 30, 2015

For four years I was an elementary school teacher in southwest Missouri. Not to toot my own horn, but I was a pretty good teacher. Students and parents liked me. Several of my colleagues even requested me as their child’s teacher.

But you want to know the truth?

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By Michael Rathbone on Oct 15, 2015

In his 2014 state of the state address, Governor Jay Nixon bragged that “Missouri’s a low-tax state—sixth lowest in the nation—and we like it that way.” In his letter vetoing tax cuts in 2013, the Governor reiterated this point.

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By Brittany Wagner, John Wright on Oct 14, 2015

Al Shanker, longtime leader of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was an early cheerleader for public charter schools.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Oct 13, 2015

For my money, one of the most promising developments in American education today is not in public schooling, private schooling, or charter schooling. It is in tiny schooling.

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By James V. Shuls, Michael Q. McShane on Oct 07, 2015
The recently released Ferguson Commission report was full of good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions do not actually solve policy problems. In this piece, the authors highlight some of the shortcomings of the report.
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By Andrew B. Wilson on Sep 24, 2015
A new report on “underlying issues” offers a lovely bridge to nowhere.
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By Joseph Miller on Aug 17, 2015

As first appearing in the Columbia Tribune:

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By Brittany Wagner on Jun 29, 2015
Several decades ago, a college degree nearly guaranteed a job. Now, many college students choose a major based on predictions about future job growth potential. State governments incentivize the pursuit of certain degrees through grants and scholarships. Missouri should re-evaluate its practice of picking winning and losing majors.