Mike Jones is a member of the Missouri State Board of Education. He expects that Governor Eric Greitens will not reappoint him, as he has been remaking the board to satisfy his privatization agenda. Greitens is currently under indictment for invasion of privacy, involving matters of sexual indiscretion. Greitens appointed a majority , who promptly fired the state commissioner Margie Vandeven. But his board has not been confirmed by the senate.

Jones published this thoughtful and insightful reflection on the state of education of Black children in Missouri. He is spot on.