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Entries Tagged as 'School Choice'

Democratic School Choice Candidate Has Misspellings In Fundraising Letter

July 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pandering Politician Quote of the DaySt. Louis American: Michael Butler, candidate for state rep, sent out a campaign mailer focused on public schools, and his primary opponent Martin Casas – who has been shaking school choice money trees for campaign funds – responded with a email blast with a misspelling in the subject line: “Education […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · School Choice · St. Louis

“Brian Wahby Being Brian Wahby”

June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

The American reports on the shady dealings going on in St. Louis City’s Democratic sixth ward where NO African Americans were endorsed a couple of weeks ago. Excluded from an endorsement was former legislative aide Michael Butler who is running against school choice advocate and Wahby protege Martin Casas.   It seems they had cover: “Other […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · School Choice · St. Louis

Video: Charter School Research and Economics, part 1

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Caroline Hoxby, Ph.D., the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, spoke with the Show-Me Institute on May 5, 2009, about the value of charter schools. Hoxby is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, the director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and […]

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Tags: School Choice · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

HB 656 – Teacher Academic Freedom

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

On Missouri Matters: Dennis D. Broadbooks “This bill is designed to protect teachers who “dare” to be critical of any science dogma now firmly entrenched in our liberal public school system. It will allow teachers the freedom to introduce opposing views to evolution & other scientific theories now being taught as fact. Please contact your […]

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Tags: School Choice

Video: Benefits of Open Enrollment Legislation

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Under current state law, families are prohibited from choosing certain public schools – even ones close to their homes – because of outdated boundary lines and strict enrollment policies. Bills now being considered in the House and Senate would allow public school students to attend a school in a different district. This video shows legislator, […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · School Choice · Videos

SMI Commentary: Charter Schools Succeed at Language Instruction

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Former Show-Me Institute policy analyst Sarah Brodsky highlights another reason why inner city public schools are failing our children and not preparing them for the 21st century economy. By Sarah Brodsky Charter schools, the public schools run by independent organizations that are continual subjects of debate, are often compared to traditional public schools on the […]

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Tags: School Choice · Show Me Institute