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.
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 […]