Greitens pushing school choice for special needs students



     (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is making a school

choice measure called education savings accounts a priority this legislative

session.

     The accounts, which transfer state dollars to parents through a bank account,

can be used for educational costs including private school tuition, textbooks,

online classes and therapy. Greitens’ proposal is that parents of special needs

students have access to the accounts.

     Proponents say this legislation could open the door for more widespread school

choice measures, but opponents argue the law would take money away from already

underfunded public schools.

     Sen. Ed Emery of Lamar has filed legislation to create the accounts.




   

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