Senate Leaders Focus On Education

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would expand accessibility to private schooling for students across Missouri. The main part of the bill modifies the Missouri Empowerment Accounts Program. The wide-ranging bill includes a plethora of education-related provisions. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden explains why “education reform” is needed…

Despite the bill expanding eligibility to include all elementary and secondary school students living in the state for access to private schooling, Rowden states his goal is not to ‘abolish’ public education. The bill is under consideration in the state House.