St. Louis has many serious problems. One is the city’s downwardly spiraling population, which has been in decline for decades.
During the season of back-to-school chaos that thousands of Missouri families face each year, the state in recent years has eased the burden by offering tax-free shopping on school supplies during the first weekend of August. But some taxes kept on working through the holiday.
On Thursday, August 8, Patrick Tuohey joined the Ruckus panel to discuss the Jackson County property tax assessment controversy, the truce in the Kansas and Missouri business border war, and other local issues.
In a recent op-ed, I asked, “Why do our best superintendents always leave?” The answer was obvious—the pension system.
Steve Vockrodt over at The Kansas City Star has a story about Google wanting to invest $600 million in a data center in Kansas City. If this were the whole story, it would be great news.
What a mixed-up world we live in. In order to keep her daughter in the school she has chosen, a school that is working wonderfully for her daughter, Renita Jones has to do the impossible.
When the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) says 99 percent of districts are fully accredited and doing just fine, it may seem like almost every student in Missouri is receiving a good education.