Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Democratic control of public education in St Louis - an ongoing struggle

There is a long history of political authorities working to dismantle democracy, public education, and progressive inter-racial political mobilization that led to this - little academic improvement with state takeover, but new political arrangements (including charter schools, etc.).  So does this mean now that 'democracy' will be restored?  Or does the state want to stave off a disenfranchisement lawsuit? What is going on?

Post-Dispatch seems to suggest that very little is happening --
Meeting offers little to signal shift in St. Louis schools governance : News

But then STL Public Radio posted this, which strikes a different tone:

More background:  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/elected-st-louis-school-board-remains-in-limbo/article_73c0b521-3a15-5441-882e-a582cc691703.html