Immediate Action Needed on State Board of Education
Stop Partisan Politics at the State Board of Education
What is happening:
Impact on students, educators, and schools:
Removing a sitting commissioner as Missouri is in the process of redesigning our accreditation structure, (MSIP) to take advantage of the flexibility allowed under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is counterproductive and rash. This law will allow the State Board to support local control and move away from the failed policies of No Child Left Behind and its “test, blame and punish” mindset that has harmed Missouri students.
What you can do:
Missouri National Education Association is working with education partners to advocate against this political power play, but we need your help. Can you take a moment and send an email to the State Board of Education? One email will go to all the members of the State Board as we work to keep the board focused on student success, not political games. Hearing from educators like you could make all the difference. Simply fill out the information to your right and an email will be sent to every State Board of Education member asking them to reconsider this unprecedented course of action.