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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

St. Louis City Schools

The State Board of Education could vote next month to takeover the St. Louis School District. The board discussed the issue on Jan. 11 but took no action. According to The Associated Press, Education Commission Kent King said he is leaning toward recommending the appointment of a three-member governing committee to run the 33,000-student district, replacing the district’s elected school board.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The State's record is not good, judging from Wellston. Exactly what does the State propose that would prove more successful than the mess in Wellston? Can they offer any kind of proof they won't make things worse? If things get worse, like in Wellston where Dr. Brown of the DESE is acting superintendent, what kind of plan do they have to turn control back to the elected school board?

Shouldn't the State take stock of their failure in Wellston, make improvements in performance there, and then come back to St. Louis with a proven method to attain accreditation?

As someone said on another blog, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes. Clearly, some people are insane to think this is going to improve education for St. Louis students, or it's just a power grab from people who want control of some cash.