ST. LOUIS • From a new diversity class for all employees at St. Louis Community College to requiring bias training for hiring managers at the University of Missouri System, both schools issued separate reports this week highlighting accomplishments and goals to make the respective schools more inclusive to all.
St. Louis Community College issued its "Diversity Action Plan" Tuesday, breaking down a laundry list of areas where the campus can make improvements.
It’s normal for Chris Holmes to tear up when he teaches at Miriam Academy. He does so because he sees his 23-year-old autistic son in the faces of his students.
“It was ... challenging to raise him. My gosh, it was so hard,” Holmes said. “And he needed a place like this. And it didn’t exist.”
He could find no school that would teach his son the way he needed to be taught, or had the patience to not give up on him. His son struggled, lost all confidence in his abilities and did no school work from sixth grade to graduation.