Several education reform leaders are supporting efforts to expand parent choice in the Show Me State. In a joint op-ed, Brian Murphy, chairman of the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM), and Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and president and chairman of Foundation for Excellence in Education, applauded pending legislation in Missouri—Senate Bill 32 and House Bill 634—designed to empower parents and expand school choice options statewide.
Murphy and Bush write, “We support public education. But our allegiance lies with families, not institutions. It’s not about pleasing the unions or putting adults first, it’s about prioritizing the unique needs of every student. There will be no education equality for children until there is choice equality for parents.”
Murphy and Bush reference Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ inaugural state of the state address earlier this year where Greitens challenged policymakers and education leaders to expand school options across Missouri.