Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next
Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next
Johnny Kampis | January 20, 2017
“We’re pretty confident this year,” Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work Committee, told Watchdog.org. “I do expect it to pass.”
Female student punished for false accusation of sexual assault
Female student punished for false accusation of sexual assault
Ashe Schow | November 30, 2016
Too often, students who make false accusations of sexual assault receive no punishment. This needs to change.
Kansas City charter looks to turn around bad neighborhood
Amelia Hamilton | August 05, 2016
The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy in East Kansas City hopes to transform the neighborhood in which it's located into one of opportunity.
Judge rejects parents’ plea to be heard in charter lawsuit
Amelia Hamilton | July 21, 2016
A federal judge has rejected an effort by charter school parents to join defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and St Louis Public Schools  over charter funding. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey ruled that LaDiva Pierce and Ken Ross Jr. do not have standing to join the suit. Read more here.
Missouri judge considers standing of parents in charter school funding debate
Amelia Hamilton | July 14, 2016
A lawsuit filed in April by St. Louis Public Schools, the NAACP, and co-plaintiffs could mean the loss of tens of millions of dollars to charter schools in the city, and parents of children attending those schools want their voices to be heard, St. Louis Public Radio reports. In the lawsuit, district schools argue that […]
Missouri school transfer law victory highlights need for school choice
Missouri school transfer law victory highlights need for school choice
Heather Kays | June 10, 2016
A ruling this week in favor of parents trying to use the Missouri school transfer law is one small victory in a much larger school choice battle. The state’s school transfer law, designed to allow parents to move their children from failing traditional public schools to better performing districts, has been in and out of the […]
Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs
Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs
Heather Kays | May 10, 2016
Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts – in an effort to overcome legal obstacles to expanding choice.  HB 1589, sponsored by state Rep. Andrew Koenig, was designed to create an education savings account (ESA) program for children in […]
Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program
Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program
Heather Kays | May 04, 2016
La’Shieka White sued a Missouri school transfer program Wednesday, claiming...
Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down
Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down
Heather Kays | March 10, 2016
It’s a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. A school transfer program in Missouri – originally intended to end segregation – is now excluding students from attending schools based on the color of their skin. About three weeks ago, La’Shieka White tried to find out whether her son, 9-year-old Edmund Lee Jr., could […]
States reach for cigarette taxes to ease budgetary worries, but problems loom
States reach for cigarette taxes to ease budgetary worries, but problems loom
Eric Boehm | February 17, 2016
Old-time cigarette ads tend to give the impression that smoking can cure almost any malady. The tagline on a series of ads in the 1930s told waistline-conscious readers to “reach for a Lucky” when they felt tempted to over-indulge with food or drink, lest they put on extra pounds. A Camel ad from the 1950s […]