Missouri Governor Unveils Ambitious Reform Plan

12/19/2001 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri Gov. Bob Holden proposed on Dec. 18 to hold schools and teachers more accountable for performance. Provisions of his education reform plan include testing teachers in failing districts in the subject matter they teach and requiring some principals to attend special academies. The plan would withhold funds from schools that don't devise specific improvement plans. Critics say they want more teacher training -- among other measures -- to improve poorly performing schools.

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