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Bring Missouri’s Criminal Code to the 21st Century

Bring Missouri’s Criminal Code to the 21st Century

Last week the Missouri Senate perfected and passed SB 491, a major update of Missouri’s criminal code. Representative Chris Kelly, with whom I served in the Missouri House, has written an excellent account of the process and product encompassing SB 491 and HB 1371(the House version of SB 491). The remarks that follow are either quotes from Rep. Kelly’s letter or are summarized from them. Rep. Kelly’s comments are needed when evaluating the...

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Honoring Others

Honoring Others

Today (4-14), the 97th General Assembly hosted a Memorial Service to honor former state senators who have passed away since the last such ceremony in May 1987. It will be the first time in nearly 30 years an event like this has been held. Together, with the families of the former senators, we celebrated the lawmakers’ lives and legacies and remembered their dedicated service. This event honored not only those men and women who served in what is...

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Convention of States

Convention of States

“All of us came here because we knew the country couldn’t go on the way it was going. So it falls to all of us to take action. We have to ask ourselves if we do nothing, where does all of this end. Can anyone here say that if we can’t do it, someone down the road can do it, and if no one does it, what happens to the country… ask yourselves if not us, who, if not now, when?” - Ronald Reagan   Citizens who pay attention are becoming...

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Federalism in Education

Federalism in Education

On Wednesday, March 26, the Senate Education Committee held a hearing on two bills that push back against Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their progressive takeover of Missouri’s education system. The so-called “state standards” are the latest unlawful attempt at national standards, and the roots of this government takeover of education can be traced as far back as 2006. The idea was further promoted by a study in June 2009. The claim...

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By the Letters

By the Letters

It is time for school success to be measured and reported just as student achievement is measured and reported with clear, concise, understandable letter grades. Why not inform parents about their child’s school by giving schools the same grades – A, B, C, D and F – which students get? Letter grades, due to their straight-forward indication of performance, will encourage better communication within schools and with parents. Last...

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Determining the Destination

Determining the Destination

“Wrong ideas only survive if insulated by opinion and dreams from the influence of accurate history and informed thoughts.” — Anonymous   This is the second part of a two-part report about Common Core and where it leads. To read Part One, click here.   In our upside-down world where the U.S. Court of Appeals tells parents that the right to control what their children learn “does not extend past the threshold of the school door,” it is...

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