On Thursday, the governor announced the appointment of Rev. Stan Archie, a voucher proponent and former private school teacher and administrator to fill another seat on the board:
At a news conference, Archie expressed his support for programs that give parents alternatives to public schools. "I do believe in a competitive market when it comes to education," he said.
The governor's push to put private school supporters in charge of the board that oversees the operation of Missouri's 524 public schools is a slap in the face at Missouri public schools and is bad public policy.