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Kate Casas

False Hopes

Kate Casas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Kate Casas

Real choice for kids in failed schools would look like the choices middle- and upper-income parents in Missouri, and across America, make every day.

The Sky Isn't Falling on Public Education

Kate Casas | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

We don't want to change evaluations so that the sky will fall on Missouri's teachers. We want to change evaluations to begin measuring and providing meaningful feedback to educators about the only thing that really matters, student academic growth.

Why I Want to Protect Great Teachers

Kate Casas | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

My third grade teacher was fabulous; in fact, in my 20 years of education I had a lot of really wonderful teachers. However, it is Mrs. Mason who inspired me to take on the challenging work of reforming the way teachers are evaluated, compensated, hired and retained.

More Tricks Than Treats in our Education System for At-Risk Kids

Kate Casas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Kate Casas

One was dressed as a doctor, one as Steven Jackson from the St. Louis Rams, and one as a member of the United States Army. Even though they never said it, I assumed they chose these costumes because they represented something they admired or were hoping to become.