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By Steven Bernstetter on Apr 09, 2007

Over at PubDef, you can find a fairly comprehensive list of exactly what's going on now with the SLPS and the impending state takeover.

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By David Stokes on Apr 06, 2007

At Combest this morning, we see reports of two bills being considered by the state legislature that go directly to how free we are, could be, should be or should not be?  Are we free enough to make our own desisions as to

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Steven Bernstetter on Apr 06, 2007

The SLPS have again broken through to the international media. The Economist has featured an article about the ongoing troubles with SLPS, and, not surprisingly, the diagnosis isn't good.

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By Sarah Brodsky on Apr 06, 2007

Here's an idea for a really bad law:

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By David Stokes on Apr 03, 2007

Just in time for opening day, the Saint Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association released a study that concluded tha

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By Steven Bernstetter on Apr 03, 2007

There's an interesting article over on the Columbia Missourian website regarding an ongoing court battle between MO, the federal Justice Department, and local phone companies over the release of private records of Missourians to the NSA by th

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By David Stokes on Mar 30, 2007

Just as Richmond Heights and Clayton near the end of their joint study on merging the cities, legislation has been introduced in Jeff City allowing for the consideration of merging th

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Steve Bernstetter on Mar 30, 2007

Public education, particularly in Saint Louis, is in a state of distress. Ineffectual leadership, failed reform initiatives, and declining student performance are just some of the symptoms of a much larger disease that could seriously cripple the future of this country. Recent attempts at reform can be divided into two categories: reshuffling the administrative deck and throwing more money at the problem. Clearly, neither of these solutions has succeeded. It is time for a more fundamental change.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Timothy B. Lee on Mar 30, 2007

We've got a new article up by Steve Bernstetter about a promising bill by two Saint Louis-area Democrats to implement some common-sense education reform ideas:

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By Sarah Brodsky on Mar 29, 2007
The English-language cartel is pushing for more regulations:

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