Riverview Gardens School District
A roving panel of Missouri lawmakers started a three-day, statewide fact-finding trip on education policy in a suburban St. Louis school district where hundreds of students from a failing district are being bussed.
Charlie Brennan – Friday, September 13th – Dr. Art McCoy on Student Transfer to Ferguson-Florissant; Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue on John Hartford; and Frmr. NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton
Charlie talks with Dr. Art McCoy of the Ferg-Flor School District about student transfers from Riverview Gardens and Normandy; with Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue about Bluegrass Musician John Hartford; and with Bill Bratton, former NYC Police Commissiner and former L.A. Police Chief about urban crime.
A spokeswoman says the total for about three weeks in August, for 544 students in 14 schools, is $398,400.
A St. Louis group that wants two school systems to accept more transfer students says it will decide by today whether to seek legal action.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has also said it plans to sue both Mehlville and Kirkwood for turning down some students.
Charlie Brennan – Wednesday, August 7th – Kate Casas of Children’s Education Alliance; Bevis Schock and Hugh Eastwood; Mike Shannon; Ron McKenzie from Six Flags; and Tom Loveless on Grouping Students by Abilitly
Charlie talks with Kate Casas about possible legal action agst. Mehlville School District; with Bevis Schock and Hugh Eastwood about St. John dunning letters on unpaid red light camera tickets; with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon; with Ron McKenzie from Six Flags; and with Tom Loveless about grouping students by ability.
The group sent letters to Kirkwood and Mehlville School superintendents Friday stating that if they don’t have space for all the students who have applied, then they need to make space.
Dr. Knost says most local educators thought that the flow of transfer applications would have slowed by now, but instead it keeps growing.
Charlie Brennan – Tuesday, July 16th – Gary U.S. Bonds; Controversy Over Senior Housing Complex in Oakville; Student Transfers; Mark Sawyier, CEO of Bonfyre
Charlie talks with Rock ‘n Roll Legend Gary U.S. Bonds; Charlie and Debbie discuss the controversy over the low-income senior housing complex in Oakville; Charlie talks more about student transfers; and the 18th in a series on growing entrepreneurism in the STL region with Mark Sawyier of Bonfyre.
Parents can get answers to any questions they may have about student transfers tonight at a town hall meeting.