High recidivism, or the rate at which ex-offenders return to prison, is a problem in Missouri and a major factor contributing to our high incarceration rate.
If a child begins the school year behind his peers, we want the school to help him catch up. But it doesn’t follow that we want children who start the year ahead of their peers to backslide to the point that they are merely performing at grade level when the school year ends.
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.
Imagine that you’re a professor at a large university and this spring you’re teaching one of the big freshman seminar courses – 518 students.
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.
On February 7, Show-Me Institute Director of Municipal Policy Patrick Tuohey appeared on Kansas City Public Television's
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.