A group of Missouri school superintendents has developed an alternative to a state law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited to accredited districts.
The Kansas City Star reports that under the plan, students in struggling districts could transfer to better-performing schools in their home districts. And after five years of failure, districts could be dissolved and distributed to accredited districts.
A petition completed its first step Wednesday – a movement to allow students to vote on their university governing boards. This means students are one step closer to reaching the November 2014 ballot.
St. Louis Attorney, Brad Ketcher, filed the petition. He said students should have a vote.
“I think it’s very important that students have a full voice on those boards,” Ketcher said. “Students are spending more and more of their resources on tuition and fees, and a lot of times having to take out student loans for those sorts of obligations.”
In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.