Controversial Education Package Passes

The Missouri Legislature has passed its second bill of the session – a controversial education package. The plan would expand access to private schooling, allow Boone County to open charter schools, increase the minimum teacher salary, and restrict four-day school weeks, among other things. St. Peters Republican Phil Christofanelli led the bill through the House.

St. Louis Democrat Paula Brown says she’d like to know where the funding is going to come from to fund this bill, which she says has a price tag of more than 400 million dollars. The package heads to Governor Mike Parson, who will decide whether to approve or reject it.