Governor Matt Blunt should be taking a much closer look to the people who do his advance work.
Today's Springfield News-Leader says the governor was flanked by children wearing t-shirts with the name of the Park Avenue Christian School of Springfield...a school which, of course, will not be affected by the governor's proposal to require that 65 percent of all education funding go toward student instruction.
While I like the concept that more money will go toward actual education and teachers, rather than administrative costs, I am worried about the increased involvement of government, which almost always means an increase in paperwork. This sounds like a solution that is too simplistic to be effective, but I will withhold judgment. If a way could be found to make it work, the idea is a good one.