1,000+ Missouri Families Wait on The Sidelines as School Districts Play Games with Their Children's Education and Safety
published 28.07.2020 17:17
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With roughly a month left until school starts, at least 1,000 Missouri families have no idea where their child will attend school in the fall thanks to efforts by their local school districts to block school choice.
"The egregious efforts being made by Missouri school districts to block parents from choosing the best schooling option for their child during a pandemic are sickening," said Jordan McGrain, executive director of the National Coalition for Public School Options.
The news regarding MOVA's application waitlist comes as we learn Governor Mike Parson's anticipates children will contract COVID-19 in Missouri schools.
These concerns are being translated into significant support for online public schools, with 43% of respondents noting they'd be willing to consider this educational option for their own child.
As support grows for online learning, many school districts in Missouri have been denying families the right to choose the best educational option for their child, including by abusing the veto authority over enrollment provided under the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP).