In the middle of all this Super Tuesday excitement, the Missouri Senate confirmed the appointment of St. Louis Public Schools czar Rick Sullivan.
Governor Matt Blunt, who appointed the real estate developer to lead the largest school district in the state, had this to say:
“Education is my highest priority as Missouriâ€™s governor and I appreciate the bipartisan support Rick Sullivan received today by the Senate.
“Rick is an honorable public servant whose strong leadership is making a difference for our students attending St. Louis Public Schools at a time when our children and parents need strong leaders who care deeply about the future of these students.
“Rick is already succeeding in this role and I am confident he will continue rising to the challenges facing the St. Louis Transitional School Board to ensure that students in the St. Louis Public Schools receive the world class education they deserve.”