Parental Choice – education providers cannot take student enrollment for granted. CEAM supports the idea that competition among education providers will create an environment of innovation and excellence.
A charter school is a primary or secondary school that receives public money, but operates independently of the traditional public school system.
Scholarship Tax Credits
A scholarship tax credit is a scholarship awarded to a student in primary or secondary school who wishes to attend a non-public school. The individual or organization that makes a donation for the scholarship is awarded a tax credit.
Open enrollment allows parents to choose the public school they wish to send their children to even if it lies outside of their resident school district boundaries.
A free market education system will increase competition among education providers. Research has proven that an increase in competition will improve student outcomes.
Outstanding Schools Act
In 1993 the Missouri General Assembly and Governor Mel Carnahan passed the Outstanding Schools Act. A provision of this law allows children who reside in an unaccredited school district to transfer to a school district in the same or adjoining county.