New Poll Shows Missouri’s Educational System in Crisis
- Missouri students are being left behind academically. A poll released today by the Show-Me Institute reveals that nearly 40 percent of Missouri parents believe their children are being left behind academically this year, compared to less than 7 percent last year.
- Missouri’s limited educational freedom places a high burden on parents. Nearly half (46 percent) of Missouri parents report spending over $250 on school supplies for the 2020-21 school year. A similar number of parents (48 percent) report spending over 10 hours per week helping their children with school instruction this academic year.
- Parents would like other options for their children’s education. Almost half of all Missouri families (47 percent) would change their child’s educational environment for the remainder of the school year if they had the chance.