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Preparing Missouri Students for a Competitive Future
In this competitive global market, we must work to ensure that our students have the tools necessary to succeed. Because of that fact, education must be a top priority to us in the legislature. As your state Representative, I am committed to providing first-rate educational opportunities that prepare our children for the future both in education and in the economic market they will eventually face. This week we completed a budget that once again provides healthy increases to elementary and secondary education funding.

Our current budget shortfalls have made economic decisions especially difficult. Supporting education with our words and ideals is easy, but financial support is a little harder to come by. Every child deserves a world-class education, and we are working to ensure that Missouri remains committed to achieving this goal, even in the midst of financial difficulty. While we worked to bridge a $400 million dollar budget shortfall, the importance of education was on our minds. And while many other states, including Kansas, California and South Carolina, have considered massive cuts to education funding, in Missouri we stood firm.

During my most recent legislative survey, it was very clear to me that the one area the citizens in the 148th District did not want budget cuts to happen in was education.  There was not even a close second to that in the survey.

The school foundation formula through which our public schools receive funding was changed in 2005. Instead of focusing on the amount of tax revenue a districtís property could generate, as we did previously, we revised the formula to consider the needs of students. When this change was made, we promised to do a four-year phase-in to fully fund the formula. We have been able to fulfill this promise with a fiscally sound budget. In our $22.8 billion budget, funding levels for elementary and secondary education have actually increased. This yearís budget provides our school districts with the funding they need to provide a quality education to the young people of this state. This is a great accomplishment for our state and, more importantly, Missouri students.

Itís important to note this was possible because of the fiscally responsible decisions made by the House in the past. We have continued to craft our budget in much the same way a family would balance a checkbook. We have spent our money sensibly while also putting some away in reserve for tough times like these. Other states are not so fortunate and are instead forced to compromise education funding in favor of other budgetary concerns. Meanwhile, in Missouri we are continuing our commitment to education and keeping our promise to provide full funding to our foundation formula. We must prepare Missouri students for the highly competitive global market. 

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Re: From the House...Preparing MO Students for a Competitive Future
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 02:15:08 PM »
I am proud of the job Missouri has done in looking to the future and preparing for it.  I hope they continue to address all the problems our state is facing.  Please continue to keep us posted on all issues, especially those addressing LE issues.