Missouri legislature debating on school vouchers

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Posted on February 16, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 16 at 6:50 PM

(KMOV)—Missouri voters may be deciding whether or not to use public money to pay tuition at schools including private and religious schools.

The Missouri legislature is debating whether voters should decide whether or not to use public money to pay tuition at any accredited school of their choice.

The City of St. Louis schools would be one district affected by this resolution. It would take thousands of dollars per student in funding, and give it to the parents to pay for the alternative education.

School vouchers have been an issue in Missouri. 

Proponents say it would allow poor students to have the education they deserve, while encouraging under performing districts to improve. 

Opponents say it would give public money to private schools with no public oversight.

The resolution is still in the early stages in Jefferson City. 

Should it pass, voters would see it on the ballot in November of 2012.
 

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