St. Louis district right to try a bold step to lift low-achieving schools

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Opinions are mixed on whether students would benefit if St. Louis’ lowest-performing schools were run by nonprofit groups.

Even without conclusive evidence, Superintendent Kelvin Adams’ proposal to seek outside help is a sign of the urgency he feels to improve education for students in the district and his willingness to try new methods.

He should be commended for looking for ways to help kids who are struggling and for acknowledging that the same old methods are not working.

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