Kevin Mahnken

Kevin Mahnken

Kevin Mahnken is a senior writer at The 74.

St. Louis schools face one of the steepest post-pandemic climbs anywhere

By: - August 8, 2023

When she enrolled her fourth grader at a St. Louis public school last fall, Krystal Barnett knew she was doing something that has become increasingly rare. Abandoned by thousands of families and dogged by a well-earned reputation for poor performance, the local school system shrank over the past few decades to a fraction of its […]