Among the most innovative and specialized school choice options not yet available in Missouri are Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), which families can use to personalize their students’ education. Show-Me Institute analysts have written about the various possible applications of ESAs.
The dance card for health care reforms in Missouri is starting to fill up.
The Missouri House and Senate may have only just begun their legislative years, yet both chambers appear to be setting a course that free marketeers can get a little excited about.
Last year I wrote about how Georgia taxpayers were effectively subsidizing Missouri by offering tax credits to produce Netflix’s show, Ozark.
Private school may be the most appealing education option for some families, but also the most unfeasible. In Florida, low-income students can access a private education through Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program, bridging the financial gap for families.
It’s tempting to assume that when Missouri high schools hand out diplomas, graduates are ready for postsecondary education. But far too many students are unprepared, leaving colleges the responsibility of teaching students the prior knowledge required to succeed in their coursework.
In December of last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released its most recent American Community Survey data, including five-year estimates of county-level poverty rates from 2013–2017, and some areas of Missouri appear to be struggling.
Between 2016 and 2017, the poverty rate in Missouri decreased from 14.0 percent to 13.4 percent and the child poverty rate also dropped from 19.2 percent to 18.6 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-year estimates.
From costly bad bets subsidizing the development of Kansas City’s Power & Light District to promoting the St. Louis Ballpark Village at the expense of businesses already in the area, city leaders are eager to combat urban flight to the suburbs.
“Missouri ranks 49th nationally in average starting teacher salary at $31,842.”