Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday withdrew all five of his appointees to the Missouri Board of Education, then quickly reappointed them.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday withdrew all five of his appointees to the Missouri Board of Education, then quickly reappointed them. File photo AP
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday withdrew all five of his appointees to the Missouri Board of Education, then quickly reappointed them. File photo AP

To save his Board of Education appointees, Greitens effectively shuts down the board

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