Today is a new day for St. Louis Public School students and for the entire region. With the unanimous vote of the state board of education to reinstate full accreditation, we have given a vote of confidence to the students, parents, and teachers of St. Louis. Dr. Kelvin Adams’ outstanding leadership, over the past several years, has turned around the St. Louis Public Schools and offered renewed hope for the future.
The education landscape in our region has changed. Parents have more quality traditional, and nontraditional, school choices. And while the St. Louis Public Schools, and many others, have made great strides in educating our kids, we must not let up. Now is the time to double down on our efforts to give our students an education that will allow them to compete in a global economy. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Adams and continue to build a brighter future for the children of our great city.