Policy Documents

Children Trapped in Failing Schools Need Help

Audrey Spalding –
February 16, 2011

t is my opinion that the Parent Empowerment and Choice Act would expand educational choice in Missouri. Research has found that increased educational choice is good for students and good for traditional public schools. When funding limits are imposed, such as the 75-percent cap proposed in this legislation, expanded school choice can even help reduce state expenditures. I applaud your efforts to consider legislation that would empower parents to seek the best forms of education for their children.