Most Saint Louis County taxpayers have by now received their reassessment notices. It is hard not to think of the entire process as a lottery, even though I know the assessor's office does a very good job, too good of a job in most people's opinions, o
I agree with my colleague Steven Bernstetter that helping children escape the failing St. Louis Public Schools is imperative. But I beg to differ about the success of the busing program.
The Post has an update on one of the most outrageous abuses of eminent domain in recent years: the blighting of a block of prosperous businesses in downto
The Arizona Republic, the state's largest paper, has a great editorial defending Arizona's new scholarship tax credit program, which is quite similar to the proposals that we've been considering here
A Post-Dispatch editorial describes the tragedy of public education in St. Louis:
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.
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