The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
Calls increase for termination of Missouri education commissioner
12/09/2013 12:31 PM
12/09/2013 12:32 PM
If Nicastro doesn’t quit, the lawmakers say, the state Board of Education should terminate her contract.
The statement comesfollowing a story in Sunday’s Kansas City Star
detailing Nicatro’s efforts to pursue alternatives to education administration in failing districts, and her engagement of a consulting firm to examine those alternatives.
The legislators asking for Nicastro’s firing or resignation:
Rep. Genise Montecillo; Sen. Paul LeVota; Rep. Bonnaye Mims; Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal; Rep. Judy Morgan; Rep. John Mayfield; Rep. Ira Anders; Rep. Joe Runions.
“Given the latest instances of abuse of power by Dr. Chris Nicastro exposed Sunday by The Kansas City Star, it is imperative that she resign immediately as state education commissioner or, if she fails to do so, be removed from her post by the Missouri State Board of Education,” the group’s statement says.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.