January 21, 2012 5:00 AM

School reform proposals are in limbo in Missouri General Assembly

Missouri lawmakers are facing increasing pressure to deal with a potential flood of student transfers stemming from the loss of accreditation in urban school districts like Kansas City’s. But looming over this year’s legislative session is a pledge by House Speaker Steve Tilley that any plan to deal with school transfers or adjustments to the state’s school funding formula be coupled with ideas that have doomed previous reform efforts.

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