When the COVID-19 pandemic began, everyone was sent home—everyone except essential workers. Health care workers continued to take care of patients. Police and firefighters continued to patrol streets and fight fires. Grocery store workers continued to stock shelves.
On the most recent Show-Me Institute Podcast, Dr. Susan Pendergrass is joined by Walter Blanks Jr. Walter is a communications associate at the American Federation for Children (AFC).
I grew up with a mom who was a true lioness. She would march up to the school and advocate for my brothers and me. I am forever grateful that she stood up for us and helped us thrive academically. I am determined to do the same thing for my children, but I am flying blind.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year, tens of thousands of families around the country are considering homeschooling for the upcoming year.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen just passed a bill that could have serious negative effects on St. Louis City consumers.
There is a danger in looking at life through only an equity lens. Kurt Vonnegut shows this exceptionally well in his grim short story Harrison Bergeron. Set in a dystopian future where everyone must be made equal, poor Harrison Bergeron is exceptional.
The Kansas City region is a rarity in that it straddles two states. Of the fourteen counties and 2.2 million residents in our metropolitan statistical area (MSA), only about 500,000 live in Kansas City, Missouri proper.
It’s typical teenage behavior to run up a credit card bill and hope that someone else (like a parent or a sibling) will foot the bill. At a certain point, we tell teenagers that they need to grow up and assume responsibility for their own finances.
A universal system of public education would be easy if we all agreed on what it should look like. COVID-19 is making it pretty clear, however, that there is a wide range of opinions among Americans about how schools should operate this fall.