Most people don’t know this, but the Netherlands has had a universal school voucher system since 1917.
Fewer than three out of ten students who enter Saint Louis' Sumner High School in ninth grade will graduate from the school within four years. In all, there are six high schools in Missouri where fewer than 60 percent of students graduate on time.
After significant delay, Missouri and Saint Louis City residents finally have a proposal on how much the public will be expected to pay for a new football stadium.
Everyone at the Show-Me Institute, especially those in the Kansas City office, offer our ecstatic if hoarse congratulations to the Royals for their World Series championship. More than merely winning, the team demonstrated how the game ought to be played.
Today voters in the Mehlville School District will decide if their current property tax rate will increase by 49 cents per $100 dollars of assessed valuation.
Tomorrow, Kirkwood School District voters will decide if the district will increase its operating tax levy by 78 cents per $100 dollars of assessed valuation. This is a substantial increase—the neighboring Melville School District is proposing only a 49-cent increase.
The National Center for Education Statistics recently released the latest assessment scores for all 50 states. Missouri ranks in the lower half.
This is my final post for the Show-Me Institute, and it has been a great four years. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues and to have played a part in helping to protect liberty in Missouri. But while much has been done, there is a lot left to do.
Instead of getting a handle on the cost of care and working to maximize access to medical professionals, the Affordable Care Act instead prioritized "coverage"—a