Missouri is falling behind other states on education freedom.
States across the country are doing a better job of helping families open the door to a better education.
Florida, Indiana, and Wisconsin have led the way. They offer many programs for families to choose the school that best fits their needs.
They have thriving charter schools and also offer key policies for private school choice including:
Tax-credit programs allow donors to give to nonprofits that award scholarships. In return, the donor gets a state tax-credit.
ESA’s are flexible spending accounts that give families the freedom to invest in education. They can spend the funds on a wide variety of needs including:
States embracing school choice policies have seen improvements in student achievement. In fact, test scores improve in both public and private schools.
School choice can also lower teen-suicide rates and improve college enrollment.
Kansas and Iowa have a tax-credit scholarship program. Arkansas has a voucher program. Tennessee has an ESA program. Last year Illinois started a $100 million private school tax-credit scholarship program.
Missouri families can only access any form of school choice, charter schools, and in only two school districts.
This makes it hard for Missouri to compete in workforce development. It also makes it harder for Missouri to attract new residents who want the best education possible.
This year, the legislature will consider bills that:
CEAM’s Phone2Action platform provides a quick and easy way for you to contact your elected officials about key school choice issues.
The text-based system allows us to notify you when important legislation is being heard and gives you a chance to tell your legislators how you feel about the issue with just a few quick clicks on your phone.