Why doesn't Missouri have an educational choice program?
In 2013, after eight years of efforts, Missouri lawmakers enacted “Bryce’s Law” a tax-credit scholarship program for students with special needs. Unfortunately, due to poor design after a series of amendments, the final version of the bill made the program unworkable. Subsequent efforts to create a viable funding mechanism or to enact a tax credit-funded education savings accounts have not been successful.
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