Tag Archives: Affton School District

The Subtle Evil of Generalization

As a society we have been well educated about the evil of stereotypes related to race. Even with all the reminders, we still have issues in this area. Much less obvious are the broad generalizations we make about anyone who is opposed to our point of view. Here are a couple that I have seen […]

It Takes a Village

Community Diversity Group Cheerful Happiness Team Concept

Many of you that know us are aware that we often have teenagers living in our home, and many more that regularly drop by the house. We have found the investment is substantial, but the rewards are really special. We view all of these as our kids even though many of them have families of […]

It Takes A Community

Colorful Multi-ethnic People Teams Or Communities Meet As Circle

I spent the last 2 ½ days with school board members from across the state. School board members (seven per school district) are elected and serve free of charge to their communities. School board service is a significant commitment and can be quite draining when difficult situations arise and need to be dealt with. It […]

Education Issues 2014

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I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 EducationPlus Legislative Breakfast this morning. Most of the school districts in St. Louis were represented along with about 20 Legislators, including the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon. I really appreciated how the event was organized and truly focused in on the key issues we face. I would […]

Walmart Development In Hands Of Aldermen


Tax Finance Commission fails to recommend project, but aldermen have votes to override that decision The failure of the Shrewsbury Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission to make a decision on the long-pending plan to build a Walmart Supercenter on the grounds of the derelict Kenrick Plaza has set the stage for a big vote Jan. […]