January 24, 2014
Change is difficult for everyone, but without a dramatic change in the approach to public education, the children of our city will continue to be neglected and their futures will continue to be severely limited or even destroyed. It is time for the State Board to be creative and demand a new approach. Those resisting significant change need to put the students’ needs above self-interests including concerns about jobs and control.
December 23, 2013 — Missouri Education
Mo. Rep. Jay Barnes: “The criticisms of Dr. Nicastro are driven purely by the fact that she and the State Board have proven time-and-again-and-again-and-again that they have the backbone required to resist bowing to political pressure from special interest groups whose biggest interest is not the education of children but to oppose anything that endangers their monopolies of control over failing school districts. ”
November 30, 2012 — Education In The Nation
“Schools Head Finds a Formula” — Wall Street Journal, 11/27/2012 The St. Louis School District situation is certainly not commonly considered a huge success story. However, this article […]