Missouri Private School Regulations Make the Grade
The Friedman Foundation has graded all 50 states on how they regulate private schools. The states with the highest grades have clear regulations to protect health and safety, but don’t set up barriers to entry or stifle innovation. Missouri did very well, with a grade of A-.
I’m sure the good regulatory environment in Missouri has contributed to its flourishing market for private education. There are many successful private schools throughout the state; GreatSchools lists 187 in St. Louis, 65 in Kansas City, 14 in Columbia, and 13 in Springfield.