Senate Conducts Hearings on Education Bills

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Senado celebra audiencias para analizar iniciativas de ley en materia educativa

Senate Conducts Hearings on Education Bills

On Wednesday the Missouri Senate’s Committee on Education and Workforce Development heard bills meant to ease the financial burden on families who choose to pursue non-public education for their children. SB727 and SB729, authored by Senator Andrew Koenig (R-St. Louis), look to use tax breaks to encourage private funding for non-public school scholarship endowments. The bills, which received testimony by Missouri Secretary of Treasury Vivek Malek, would expand the funding for a scholarship program which has allowed over 400 students to switch from public school to private school within this past school year. Though opponents of the bills express concerns over whether citizens should receive tax breaks for sending their children to religious schools, proponents of the bills say giving families added flexibility in school choice will lead to better education outcomes for Missouri Children.


Senado celebra audiencias para analizar iniciativas de ley en materia educativa

Este miércoles, se presentaron ante el Comité de Educación del Senado de Missouri dos iniciativas para apoyar económicamente a aquellas familias que elijan que sus hijos acudan a escuelas que no son públicas. Las iniciativas SB 727 y SB 729, propuestas por el senador Andrew Koenig, pretenden autorizar incentivos fiscales que permitan ampliar el financiamiento de las escuelas privadas para dotación de becas.

Las iniciativas contribuirían a expandir un programa de becas que ha permitido a más de 400 estudiantes cambiarse del sistema educativo público al privado (y eso tan solo el ciclo escolar pasado). Aunque quienes se oponen a ellas cuestionan si los ciudadanos deberían recibir estímulos fiscales para enviar a sus hijos a escuelas religiosas, sus partidarios señalan que estas medidas dan mayor flexibilidad a las familias al momento de elegir la escuela ideal para sus hijos y eso beneficia a los niños.

January 16, 2024 - 11:59am
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