A note I received on this has further details:
"Filing has opened for the April 2015 St. Louis Board of Education election. Filing is open until 5 pm on January 20th. Two seats are open. One candidate has already filed. This candidate gives the appearance of someone with political ambitions who would use running for the board as a stepping stone for higher office.
I hope others are considering filing to run. The SAB was only renewed for 2 years instead of the usual 3. Their current term ends June 30, 2016. They are currently considering allowing the board of education to be represented at their meetings by 2 board members. So winners of this election may well have more of a public presence in preparation for a return to authority in 2016. We need a strong board of education."SLPS does not need political entrepreneurs, grand-standing old guard power-seekers, or agents of the corporate privatization agenda. SLPS needs committed progressives to work to defend a key space of democratic hope for equality and opportunity for all. Think about running for office.
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