July 23, 2007

New Show-Me Chair

Russell Thompson has been elected the new chairman of the Missouri State Board of Education. He’s been on the board since 1994 and served as chair previously in 2000-02, and vice-chair for the past two years. Thompson is the former superintendent of Columbia, Missouri schools.

"One of the issues that’s going to continue to be an issue for the remainder of this decade is establishing high, rigorous standards of expectations for student achievement. Testing is going to be a major issue,” he says.