Missouri board starts discussing fate of children in unaccredited districts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The state school board on Monday began wrestling with the fate of children in unaccredited districts, recognizing “traps” waiting them in every direction.

Board members in a workshop with the state’s education department worried about how to give choice to families in poor schools, without sacrificing the children who stay behind.

They worried about labels, and the potential “leper colony” image around the idea of a special state-run district for failed schools.

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