MCPSA Commentary: Autonomy for Accountability Bargain Important to Keep for Charters

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This piece was published in the November 14 letters section of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch In a November 6 Letter to the Editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Missouri State Board of Education President Peter Herschend discussed his views of the State Board’s role in the oversight of Missouri’s charter schools. Regarding the […]

MCPSA Commentary: Discoveries in Series on Imagine Schools Troubling

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This piece was featured in the Guest Commentary section of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch on November 2, 2011. In our guest commentary, Imagine must be held accountable for its troubling record (published on September 22 in the St. Louis Post- Dispatch), the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) hypothesized that a potential issue leading […]

MCPSA Talks to NBC Action News Kansas City

Group trying to change charter school rules in Missouri Posted: 10/14/2011 Last Updated: 23 hours and 13 minutes ago KANSAS CITY, Missouri – One group is trying to change charter school laws in Missouri. The Missouri Charter Public School Association is lobbying to pass a bill expanding the area where charter schools can operate. Currently, […]

MCPSA Editorial: Imagine Schools, Inc. Not Meeting Acceptable Performance

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Simply put, a charter is a contract to improve student achievement. The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) commends the charter public schools in the State who are honoring this contract and operating in the best interest of the students they serve.  MCPSA is, however, deeply concerned by the performance trends being displayed by the […]

MCPSA Responds to Former Paideia Board Chairman’s Arrest

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The Missouri Charter Public Association (MCPSA) strongly condemns the alleged actions uncovered by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education and the Inspector General’s Office in their investigation of the closed Paideia Academy Charter School Board Chairman Fred Robinson. Schools entrusted with state and federal dollars should be held to high standards of accountability to […]