JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Parents and teachers are fighting to keep an inner city school open. A judge is set to hear arguments Thursday morning in Jefferson City, Mo.
The Missouri School Board is trying to shut down Gordon Parks School because of low test scores. School leaders say the decision is based solely on test scores, not progress the students were making. The school educated about 230 kids, and most are two grade levels behind and about seven percent of them are homeless.
Parents and teachers are fighting the decision to close and will try to convince the judge to keep the school open for inner city kids.