St. Louis Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard wants the newly created Board of Freeholders to tackle something that’s vexed policymakers for decades — education.
It’s a topic that’s undoubtedly played a role in how race and class divide St. Louis. And the 26th Ward Democrat contends the board should take up an opportunity that past governmental consolidation plans missed.
“One of the things that I will note was left out of the Better Together that was important to me was the education piece,” Hubbard said. “Because I know how education correlates with not just the poverty levels, but just the way the community thrives and is sustainable. So if I could have input on this, I would love to see a bigger light casted on education