School Board to "Examine Options"

From the elected school board of SLPS: Peter Downs, President of the St. Louis Board of Education, today expressed disappointment that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan upheld the State’s takeover of St. Louis Public Schools. “We were all aware that Judge Callahan had a record of ruling against education for children in Missouri, […]

Judge: SLPS Takeover was Lawful

From the Missouri Board of Education: In a ruling issued today, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan gave state education officials a clear victory involving last year’s decision to strip the St. Louis Public Schools of accredited status. “We are gratified with today’s decision by Judge Callahan,” said Commissioner of Education D. Kent King. […]

Cooper to Resign

The Post-Dispatch reports today that Representative Nathan Cooper (R-Cape Girardeau) will resign from the legislature within weeks. The resignation comes after Cooper pleaded guilty to visa fraud and making a false statement to the Department of Labor. Cooper used his power as an immigration lawyer to obtain and falsely extend visas for foreign truck drivers, […]