I strongly support the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative. As a former member of the Board of the South Nodaway School District (six years) I realize the financial challenges that a small school district can experience. I am thankful that there is strong local support for our school, as evidenced by very successful efforts to maintain and increase local funding for the school. However, a fifty percent tax credit program can be an additional very beneficial financial avenue for the education of our children in this rural area.
In addition, the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative will give parents and others the opportunity to assist, via scholarships, those who prefer to attend private schools, including Catholic schools. This can provide greater freedom for people to choose where they want their children to be educated. After all, parents (not the State) have the primary responsibility for the education of their children.
Martin Goedken, Conception Jct., MO
Posted: October 24, 2013