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Missouri Schools Not Making the Grade

An education advocacy group is critical of Missouri’s policies for its schools. A report released Monday by StudentsFirst gives Missouri an overall grade of D-minus.

It says the state should require school districts to make teacher effectiveness the driving factor in decisions about pay, tenure and layoffs.

The report wants Missouri to develop a system for grading schools on student performance too, and suggests requiring parental consent before children are assigned to a teacher rated as ineffective.

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