Children For Educational Progress

What is Children for Educational Progress?

At CEAM, we feel that children should play an important role in discussions about education and school choice. Children for Educational Progress gives students in Missouri an opportunity to express their opinions about education and provides them with resources to make more informed decisions about their educational choices.

Meet the Faces of Children for Educational Progress

Habakkuk’s Story


My name is Habakkuk Cooper-Thompson and I’m a freshman that attends a magnet school called the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience (CSMB) in St. Louis City. Prior to Collegiate my mom and I had a few experiences with school choice. I attended a private school however it was not the right fit for me. Next we moved on to public school however my mom still did not feel that I was getting a high quality education. At that point my mom pulled me out of school and home schooled me for a while. That’s when I started at KIPP Inspire Academy a St. Louis Charter school.
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