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Linda Rallo

Linda Rallo

Linda Rallo is vice president of Aligned, a non-profit coalition of business leaders committed to improving education in Kansas and Missouri. She previously worked as a Republican staffer in the Missouri House, has experience running statewide campaigns, and earned a graduate degree in public policy administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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As they navigate a pandemic, grant public school officials some grace

By: - December 1, 2020

COVID-19 has turned public education on its head. State Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, who doesn’t blame the parents who want to pull their kids out of public schools, believes they deserve other options. “The virtual education schools provide is a failure… private schools soldier on, doing the job they’ve chosen and are paid to do,” she […]

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Missouri teachers work two jobs for the price of one

By: - October 22, 2020

Two minutes into our interview, I counted five yawns as the young teacher from southwest Missouri caught herself and apologetically assured me that my questions weren’t dull. “I just feel like I am working all the time,” she added. “I don’t know how I am going to keep doing this the rest of the year.” […]