Kate Casas http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Compromise On Private School Transfers May Be Out Of Reach, Lawmakers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/compromise-private-school-transfers-may-be-out-reach-lawmakers-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a veto of the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=27723589">school transfer bill</a> all but certain, Missouri lawmakers who worked on the wide-ranging legislation say they hoped a compromise could still be reached on the question of using public money to pay tuition at nonsectarian private schools.</span></p><p>But they acknowledged that it won’t be easy coming up with terms that will please Republicans and Democrats, urban, suburban and rural lawmakers — and Gov. Jay Nixon.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:29:42 +0000 Dale Singer 36685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Compromise On Private School Transfers May Be Out Of Reach, Lawmakers Say Teachers Unions Gear Up To Oppose Proposals On Hiring, Firing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teachers-unions-gear-oppose-proposals-hiring-firing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An initiative petition to change the rules under which Missouri educators can be hired and fired hasn’t been certified for the ballot yet, but teachers unions already have their battle lines drawn.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:07:53 +0000 Dale Singer 35875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teachers Unions Gear Up To Oppose Proposals On Hiring, Firing Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-missouri-over-language-used-teacher-tenure-ballot-initiative <P>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024"> a proposed constitutional amendment </A>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</P> <P>In a press release issued Friday, the four plaintiffs in the suit say school districts would be allowed to fire or cut the pay of teachers and administrators without cause or due process, and that the ballot language should be rewritten to reflect that.&nbsp; They also say the initiative will be more expensive than its backers Fri, 03 May 2013 22:57:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative