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Audio: Sen. Chappelle-Nadal Challenges Gov. to Education Debate; “Nixon Has Blood on His Hands.”

May 28th, 2014 by mopns · 1 Comment

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State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) shares her views on SB493 (school transfer bill) and the impending veto of the bill by Governor Nixon. Chappelle-Nadal accused the governor of “sitting on his throne” while “turning his back on poor Black children.” The outspoken senator who said Nixon has “blood on his hands” challenged the governor to a debate on the merits of the bill. Read more….


Partial Statement from The NAACP Missouri State Conference of Branches:

The Missouri State Conference of Branches supports the veto of SB493 and the reconstitution of the Normandy School District by DESE. “With roughly 2,000 of the 6,000 children in the Normandy School District boundaries in private schools the private option in SB493 could potentially remove more money away from the district than the current transfer program” – Mary Ratliff, President Missouri NAACP.
“Out of all the various complex patterns unfolding that are producing more racially segregated pockets across America, residential segregation obviously continues to be the most decisive factor in terms of determining levels of school segregation. At stake are huge differences in educational outcomes and life chances for minority students” – Adolphus M. Pruitt, II 1st Vice President Missouri NAACP.

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