Missouri Senate passes school choice, transfer proposal
April 28, 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators approved an education proposal on Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change the way students can transfer from low-performing districts and schools.
Opponents say the savings accounts could be the "camel's nose under the tent" for more school choice proposals. And a change in the accreditation process could require the state to revamp the way it evaluates districts and schools.
The proposal passed with a 20-12 vote and now goes to the House.
Bill sponsor Sen. Andrew Koenig said the bill...