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St. Louis City School Board Lobbyist Says Latest Deseg Bill Needs Some Work

April 21, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

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.

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Contents: [173K WAV file - The St. Louis School Board lobbyist says the major problem with the deseg bill is the doing away with local control]

A representative for the governor's office says this bill this year is the best chance to end desegregation.


Criticism of Carnahan's Position on St. Louis City School Board
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Criticism of Carnahan's Position on St. Louis City School Board

April 21, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

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.

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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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