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Capitol Perspectives: Legislative Difficulties with Education

by Phill Brooks

The Missouri Senate’s recent debate on how to handle troubled schools demonstrates the history of how difficult it has been for lawmakers to find lasting solutions to the problems and issues facing public schools.

Over the decades, I’ve listened to countless hours of lawmakers debating the same issues; over and over again. They’ve repeatedly debated school choice, equity in education funding, failing schools, support for private schools,

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