Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson is president, CEO and founder of the Quality Schools Coalition, a Kansas City-based nonprofit education reform organization. He’s a co-founder and former executive director of the Crossroads Charter School network in Kansas City.


Missouri charter school funding fix should pave path forward

By: - July 15, 2022

To the casual observer of state government, Missouri’s 2022 legislative session was dominated with headlines about infighting, gridlock and arguments over political maps. By its mid-May adjournment, the Missouri General Assembly had passed its fewest number of bills in at least 40 years, excluding the pandemic-shortened 2020 session. But look more closely and you’ll see […]