Amazingly, the reporter apparently did not even go beneath the surface of Emery's comments, not questioning about him vouchers, standardized tests, teacher tenure, or Emery's comments that public schools are "a pipeline to prison."
From the Daily Mail article:
"I have not started drafting legislation yet," Emery said from his Jefferson City office. "I haven't studied the biographies of all the members, but I think we have a committee that will be interested in anything that looks like it would be workable."There are a number of states that have been good laboratories like Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Massachusetts. The teachers are the core of any successful program. We need to bring up test scores, reduce dropouts and get better outcomes with college placements and more consistent employment statistics for higher wage jobs.Emery said other factors must also be brought into play for public school education to get where it needs to go. "Character, skills and all of that work together," he said.
Don't expect anything that sounds anywhere near that reasonable once he starts filing legislation.