Education: New Spirit in St. Louis

When he was elected to the St. Louis board of education in 1953, mild-mannered Daniel L. Schlafly seemed an unlikely man for the job. Vice president of a family business (bottled water), Dan Schlafly, 47, is a Roman Catholic who never attended a public school* and never sent his three children to one. As it turned out, Schlafly has done more to clean up graft in public schools than anyone in the history of the city.

In St. Louis, as in every big city, public education is big business, big money, and big temptations....

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