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Missouri Supreme Court upholds law that permits transfers out of unaccredited schools

The Missouri Supreme Court has once again upheld a state law that allows students to transfer out of unaccredited school districts. The Kansas City Star says the ruling puts pressure on legislators and policy makers to either fix or eliminate the law. Without a change, the Kansas City school district would have to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who depart to neighboring districts in 2014-2015. The law already has been put into action in the St. Louis area, where two unaccredited districts are facing severe financial troubles after 2,500 students transferred.

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