Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, served on the Kirkwood School Board for 12 years and has worked closely with public education leaders for years. But his patience with what he calls the "education establishment" is wearing thin.
In an interview last night, Stream said he will file a "comprehensive" bill this week to address problems plaguing the troubled Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts, where 2,200 students have left for better, nearby public schools.
Among the provisions Stream said he will push:
-- Letting unaccredited school districts immediately terminate contracts with tenured teachers instead of having to get rid of the newest teachers first.