(AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is making a school
choice measure called education savings accounts a priority this legislative
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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