The Cape Girardeau Board of Education took it one step further, coming out in opposition to both Ms. Whitmore-Smith and the governor's latest nomination, Rev. Stan Archie of Kansas City, according to an article in today's Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian:
The state board approves policies governing elementary and secondary public education in Missouri, (board member Steven) Trautwein said after the meeting. "There should not be people on there who feel it would be acceptable to use public money for private schools," he said.
Of note is the opposition of two of the six board members who attended the meeting. One suggested the vote was like "beating a dead horse" since both Ms. Whitmore-Smith and Archie were going to be seated anyway.