Tuesday, December 23, 2008

St. Louis Public Schools Power Struggle Ended

Missouri Supreme Courts decided earlier this month to judicially validate the takeover of the St. Louis Public School District. The suit, brought forth by previous board members, is just another example of misdirected and self-guided efforts and the denial of the serious education crisis afflicting the district.

The court agreed that the unaccredited status, that went in to effect June 2007, was based on valid criteria and objective information, including the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's evaluation of the district's performance.

Not that the verdict is in, leaders need to unite with a focus on actually improving the schools--fighting for our children, not themselves.

Want more on the topic?

The case

New York Times: Missouri Schools Takeover Upheld

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (story & local comments): Elected city school board loses again

Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Supreme Court upholds state takeover of St. Louis Public School District

Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Decision on St. Louis School District’s Loss of Accreditation

KWMU: Mo. Supreme Court upholds state-appointed school board

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