Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ed Emery promises another push for vouchers, school choice in 2018

A bill that would have led Missouri down the slippery slope to educational vouchers did not pass during the final days of the just ended legislative session, but don't worry- Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and other voucher supporters are promising they will try again next year.

In this podcast, Emery lists the failure of the education bill as a black mark on the legislative session, saying he was disappointed "we have not been able to do any really significant education reform," though he termed this year "one of the most productive legislative sessions" he has seen.

Emery said efforts would be made to pass what he terms as "reform" next year.

"Choice is a good idea."



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder what is in it for Ed Emery that he is pushing so strongly for school choice. Thank you to Charlie Davis for showing intelligence and common sense on this subject.

Anonymous said...

WEASEL!!!

Unknown said...

God Bless you Senator Emery.
I do t think it works for SW Mizo; but for inner city STL and KC it may be the only salvation, and keep the pressure off the fine suburban schools in those areas

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text 24/7

PS Anonymous 3:13 if you're going to call Senator Emery names you should have the guts to use your nsme, rather than the coward hiding behind anonymous

Anonymous said...

Harvey needs to explain how vouchers "keep the pressure off the fine suburban schools in those areas", and help educate all students at the same time.

There must be something which makes "SW Mizo" and "inner city STL and KC" different, so that vouchers are needed to save the schools in one place, but won't work in the other.

So...what is the difference? It must be something which isn't putting pressure on the SW Mizo schools.

Please explain this.



Unknown said...

If those inner city schools are judged beyond hope,
The suburban districts are required to accept their students. My daughter is a teacher in the Lees Summit District, and it becomes a real problem. With Charter Schools( including better buildings and facilities) they wouldn't be sent to the suburbs causing them an overload.
SW MO had good facilities, and fair public school districts; so not a need in thus area.
Certain Charters provide special school situations for certain special students such as autistic, savant, or special talent in music, art, sports, etc.

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text 24/7

Anonymous said...

Certain Charters provide special school situations for certain special students such as autistic, savant, or special talent in music, art, sports, etc.

But, generally speaking, charter schools can leave most special needs children behind. Right?

That's the secret to the charter school "success" story? Right?

Pick the best students, leave the rest behind.

Unless there is something I'm missing, skimming the best makes it worse for the rest, and encourages less tax support for all but the charter schools.


Anonymous said...

Why not just build a wall to keep these inner city students out of the suburban schools?

Unknown said...

Not a bad idea; but illegal

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622
Voice&text 24/7