The desegregation bill takes another step forward but the hired gun for the St. Louis City School Board says the bill still needs some work. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.
The state House Education Committee passed the latest version of the desegregation bill. This version takes away the power of the St. Louis City school board if the district loses accreditation.
Steven Carroll is the lobbyist for the St. Louis City School Board.
A representative for the governor's office says this bill this year is the best chance to end desegregation.
The attorney of the St. Louis City School Board says Governor Mel Carnahan is dead wrong when it comes to the job being done by the school board. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.
Carnahan said because of their poor performance, the school board had basically asked for the legislature to step in and take control.
Ken Brostron, attorney for the St. Louis City School Board, doesn't agree.
The state House Education Committee passed a new version of the bill that would only strip the board's authority if the district lost its accreditation, but the committee chairman says that the bill is far from its final form.
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