Ensuring Students Access To Quality Schools
When more than 2,000 Saint Louis-area students transferred schools at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, many were concerned about the impact. The focus of the concern was on how the transfers affected the schools involved, rather than on the transferring students. The students were fleeing unaccredited school districts in hopes of finding a better education. Though most agree that students should have access to accredited schools, calls for ending or “fixing” the transfer program came pouring in. The current version of HB 42 does not provide the educational choice that Missouri students need.
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