By Senator Bill Eigel: The evidence is overwhelming. Giving Missouri families choice in education helps ensure our children have access to high quality educational opportunities in areas where Missouri’s public schools are failing. It is time for Missouri’s behemoth education bureaucracy to face the fact that our state’s education outcomes are less than stellar in certain areas. In 2016, nearly 10,000 Missouri students dropped out of high school.
The status quo is failing many students across the Show-Me State, however, there is a better path forward: charter schools.