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D.J. Wilson


D. J. Wilson is the host of Collateral Damage, a 30-minute news interview show on Monday nights on KDHX (FM 88.1, that has been on the air weekly since 2001. Wilson also is a frequent contributor to www.stlmag.com, the web site for St. Louis Magazine. He was a staff writer at the Riverfront Times from 1995 to 2003. Other newspapers where he was either a staff writer or reporter include the St. Louis American, the Houston Post, the Houston Press and the Houma (La.) Daily Courier. He was the director of public information at St Louis University in the mid-‘80s. Wilson is currently the communications coordinator for the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, which is the region’s federally designated metropolitan planning organizations. He is married and has eight children. 

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Cost is factor no matter what you are buying – a six-pack of beer, a pair of jeans, a house, or for a state government, a public education for school-age children.

 Much has been said about the cost of the region’s current inter-district student transfer program. Much of what has been said about that cost has been incomplete, or ill informed.  

The one price tag that’s been floated is $35 million. Let’s break that down.