"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
School Choice | Missouri Political News Service - Part 2

Entries Tagged as 'School Choice'

Special Administrative Board’s Deed Restriction Policy Harms St. Louis Children; Reduces Our Rightful Claim to Stimulus Dollars

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

By Earl Simms “You tell me you love me but then you are choking me.” This is how one St. Louis resident described what the Special Administrative Board (SAB) of the St. Louis Public School District (SLPS) is doing by placing a 100 year deed restriction on the buildings of schools that have been closed […]

[

Tags: School Choice

Picture of the Day: Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Rex Sinquefield at Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception.  Children from St. Frances Cabrini Academy in St. Louis delighted guests with their musical presentation at a recent reception held for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF). The event was hosted by Rex and. Jeanne Sinquefield, and welcomed members […]

[

Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day · School Choice

Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis to Host 2009 U.S. Championship Invitational

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

L to R: Founder Rex Sinquefield, Rachel Keller Brown, Executive Committee member, Tony Rich, Executive Director The Chess Club and Scholastic Center, which was founded by retired investment fund manager Rex Sinquefield and opened in July 2008, is located at 4657 Maryland Avenue in St. Louis’ fashionable and historic Central West End neighborhood. “We are […]

[

Tags: School Choice

Video: Hundreds of Private School K-4 Scholarships Made

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF) prepared a video news release to raise awareness about an expanded program for scholarships for Saint Louis City residents wishing to send their children to a city-based Catholic, Lutheran, Christian, independent or private elementary school. The video tells the story of Emerald Johnson, a first grader at St. […]

[

Tags: School Choice · Videos

Missouri House Tables Teacher Bill, May be Unable to Come to Terms with Parent Demand for Special Needs Scholarships

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

 A contentious battle in the Missouri legislature came to a head last week when an education compensation bill was set aside in the House. According to legislators, the education establishment’s setback was largely due to its inability to come to terms with parent demands for special needs scholarship tax credits. A protracted floor debate ended […]

[

Tags: MO Legislature · School Choice

The Latest Argument Against Charter Schools

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Show Me Institute scholar Sarah Brodsky opines on the latest argument against charter schools, specifically single-sex charter schools. I understand that meeting kids of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds at school could prepare kids for being good citizens. But do we need schools to introduce the sexes to each other in preparation for citizenship? Most […]

[

Tags: School Choice · Show Me Institute

Video News Release:”Finding the Right Program for Special Needs Students Critical to Success”

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/jyQkZIRfF8g” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2008 — A new video news release prepared by the Children’s Education Council of Missouri underscores the significance of placing children with special education needs in the appropriate learning environment to provide them with the best opportunity for success. Titled “The Need for Special Needs […]

[

Tags: School Choice · Videos

Americans For Prosperity Urges Voters to Send Message: “Put Dollars in the Class Room Not Court Room”€

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Former Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, who is now a lobbyist for Travis Brown’s new firm Pelopidas and American for Prosperity- Missouri, sent out a press release yesterday promoting two AFP videos that criticize Missouri school districts that are suing the state for more money. A tipster alerted us to the videos on YouTube two […]

[

Tags: Carl Bearden · School Choice

Show-Me Institute Releases Tuition Tax Credits Policy Study

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Show-Me Institute will release a policy study today analyzing the fiscal effects of tuition tax credits in Missouri. SMI argues that tax credit programs have helped to reduce inequality of educational access in states where they have been adopted, and in many cases, they have also helped save taxpayer dollars by lowering the per-student […]

[

Tags: MO Legislature · School Choice · Show Me Institute

K.C. School Superintendant Allegedly Calls Two Female Board Members “Bitches”

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By Joe Robertson The Kansas City Star The leaders of several black organizations want Kansas City Superintendent Anthony Amato placed on administrative leave pending investigation of a complaint that he called two school board members “bitches.” And if the allegations by a former high-level staff member are true, they want Amato fired. “He has forfeited […]

[

Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser · School Choice