Beyond Housing CEO Comments on Controversial School Ruling
A major ruling on Tuesday impacts families, neighborhoods and taxpayers throughout the St. Louis area. A St. Louis Circuit Court ruled against student transfers from unaccredited St. Louis city schools to neighboring districts. The case, Turner vs Clayton, centers around a Missouri law that states an unaccredited district must cover the costs for its students to transfer to any neighboring district, and those districts must accept the students. St. Louis Public Schools lost accreditation in 2007. Judge Vincent ruled the law can’t be upheld because the districts would be forced to take on extra costs with no funding from the state.
Beyond Housing CEO Chris Krehmeyer provided commentary on the ruling through St. Louis Public Radio, pointing out that the critical issue underlying school performance is poverty. Read or listen to his comments here.
SOURCE: St. Louis Public Radio