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Inter-District Choice for Students in Failing Schools: Burden or Boon?


Inter-District Choice for Students in Failing Schools: Burden or Boon?


The Missouri Supreme Court created an immediate firestorm when it upheld the state's inter-district school choice law for students in unaccredited school districts. The ruling allowed students from the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts in Saint Louis County to transfer to nearby accredited school districts.

More than a year later, James Shuls, a distinguished fellow of education policy at the Show-Me Institute, examines what actually happened. Specifically, he details how school districts responded to the law and the impact it had on school districts that have been affected.


James V. Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Previously, he served as director of education policy for the Show-Me Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas. He holds a bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University and a master's degree from Missouri State University, both in elementary education. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including: Phi Delta Kappan, Social Science Quarterly, Education Week, The Rural Educator, Educational Policy, Education News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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