We believe all of America’s children deserve the best education in the world. That’s why we added our support to the first-ever nationwide call for effective education options for every child: National School Choice Week, January 23 – 29, 2011.
During the week, thousands of school choice organizations, teachers, students and leaders gathered across the country to build public support for school choice initiatives, bringing to light the need for more children in our country to benefit from the promise of educational freedom.
Did you know?
From National School Choice Week:
• Missouri does not have any private school choice programs.
• Only 75.3% of Missouri’s children graduate from high school. (America’s Promise Alliance)
“The additional Medicaid costs attributable to dropouts (compared to the cost if they had graduated high school) is $234 million per year, of which $90 million comes from Missouri general funds.” “A Missouri dropout is twice as likely to be incarcerated as a high school graduate.” (2006, Foundation For Educational Choice)
From “Waiting for Superman”, Social Action Campaign:
In Missouri, state legislators and education reform organizations introduced four pieces of legislation. The areas of focus are:
This legislative session promises to be very active in the area of expanding high quality choices in education. As always, CEAM will work to keep you informed.
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