teacher tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Crowd Of Initiative Petitions Will Soon Compete To Get On Ballot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crowd-initiative-petitions-will-soon-compete-get-ballot <p>As soon as the snow melts, Missourians may find themselves confronting a horde of people stopping them outside stores, on the streets or at their front doors.</p><p>The object: to get their signatures on petitions that would put a variety of issues – such as early voting, income taxes and teacher tenure – on the August or November ballot.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:13:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 32909 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crowd Of Initiative Petitions Will Soon Compete To Get On Ballot Sinquefield Donates $750,000 To End Teacher Tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sinquefield-donates-750000-end-teacher-tenure <p>Financier Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s largest political donor, has given $750,000 to jumpstart the initiative petition drive for a ballot measure to end teacher tenure.</p><p>According to the Missouri Ethics Commission, <a href="http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF_SearchLrgContr.aspx">the money was donated on Christmas Eve</a> to <a href="http://www.teachgreat.org">“Teachgreat.org,”</a> the campaign committee set up to oversee the effort.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:19:34 +0000 Jo Mannies 32643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sinquefield Donates $750,000 To End Teacher Tenure