Yossi Katz http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: First in Booze, First In Shoes, Last In Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-first-booze-first-shoes-last-education <p>Statistic after statistic, ranking after ranking shows American students lagging behind their counterparts across the globe. Missouri’s schools are no exception. Missouri is a perfect example of our country’s diseased public education system. Three districts are currently unaccredited by the state — Kansas City, Riverview Gardens and Normandy — and the St. Louis Public School &nbsp;system is on the brink, sitting in “provisional accreditation” purgatory.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:06:55 +0000 Yossi Katz 34580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: First in Booze, First In Shoes, Last In Education