Belcher's volunteer army attacks achievement gap in Columbia Public Schools and beyond

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 10:13 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

COLUMBIA — Ask Columbia School Superintendent Chris Belcher what it's like to try to close the achievement gap, and he offers this analogy: It's like trying to change the tire on a moving car.