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By Steven Bernstetter on Mar 27, 2007
Amidst the state takeover of the St. Louis Public Schools, education reformers are tossing around a number of ideas for improving the beleaugered district.
Commentary / Op-Eds
By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 27, 2007

A Post-Dispatch editorial describes the tragedy of public education in St. Louis:

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 27, 2007

The state school board in Jefferson City was a scene of pandemonium on Thursday, as angry Saint Louis residents protested a vote that would lead to a state takeover of the troubled city school district. Both sides in the debate make good points. On the one hand, state education officials are concerned about a dysfunctional school district that has been failing to provide kids with an adequate education. On the other hand, some Saint Louis residents are understandably worried that without local representation, the district will not be responsive to the concerns of the district’s students and their parents.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 27, 2007

My latest article points out that mayoral control of the Saint Louis school districts could be a good way to put control over our schools back in the hands of an official who is directly elected by Sain

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 27, 2007

MODOT engineer Judy Wagner thinks that police have nothing better to do than harass motorists about wearing their seat belts.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Mar 26, 2007

One area where pure free-market ideology has long reigned has been trash pick-up in unincorporated St.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 26, 2007

Outstate Missourians are annoyed that so many of Missouri's tax dollars have gone towards education in St. Louis, with poor results:

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 26, 2007

The Springfield News-Leader has an insightful editorial arguing that Missouri should be allowed to opt out of No Child Left Behind.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By David Stokes on Mar 23, 2007

Ticket scalping is in the news due to the discovery that tickets taken by police from scalpers in last year's

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Steven Bernstetter on Mar 23, 2007

Yesterday the state Board of Education voted to take control of the St. Louis Public Schools district.

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