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Holden speaks to supertintendents

February 16, 2004
By: Alex Yalen
State Capital Bureau

Governor Bob Holden told state superintendents he still won't release withheld money for public education. Alex Yalen tells why the governor is offering nothing new for Missouri schools.

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Just one hour before a rally on the steps of Missouri's capitol, Governor Holden blasted G-O-P plans to fund Missouri schools.

Holden said the plan to cap school district spending is irresponsible and unproductive.

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Contents: "THIS SO-CALLED SOLUTION REMINDS ME OF AN ARSONIST ARRIVING WITH A FIRE HOSE AND A GREAT GUSH OF ENTHUSIASM TO FIGHT THE FIRE."

After the meeting, students and educators from across the state rallied outside for a educational funding agreement between the governor and legislators.

From the state capitol, I'm Alex Yalen.