Editorials

Foul called on UMKC in rankings contest

The University of Missouri-Kansas City can claim genuine progress over the last decade, as it continues to transform from a commuter campus to a vibrant university. That reality makes it all the more disappointing to see UMKC succumb to the corrosive rankings frenzy that has gripped academia. A Kansas City Star report published over the weekend found that the university has been advertising questionable rankings to burnish the reputation of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, its business school.

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The Star’s recommendations in contested Missouri House primaries

The Missouri General Assembly desperately needs independent-minded representatives who are not beholden to the monied special interests that control the Capitol. Not all of the races in the Aug. 5 primary offer that choice, but voters in several districts have an opportunity to choose high quality candidates to move ahead to the November election. Here are The Star’s recommendations in some contested races for the Missouri House.

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