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MPSA President appears on Missouri Viewpoints

Two weeks ago, the Missouri House of Representatives followed the lead of the Missouri Senate and voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto of SB509 which cuts future individual and business state income taxes severely.   187 more words


FACT SHEET — Senate Bill 509: Impacts of Section 143.011.2(4) Eliminating Top Income Tax Bracket

Below is new information just discovered regarding SB509 which makes it even more necessary to keep the bill from becoming law. Please contact your representative!  498 more words


SB509 Detrimental to Missouri Public Schools

On Friday, April 18, I sat in on a conference call in which Governor Nixon identified the consequences of the passage of SB509 for Missouri Public Schools if the bill becomes law. 801 more words


Avoid the College Debt Trap

Don’t let time slip by! The time to start planning for your child’s college education is now!

Just 1 minute and 17 seconds of your time will get you started on the path to planning for your child’s college education. 6 more words

Education Funding

Be Careful What You Sign

Petition gatherers are seeking signatures for what they call the Teach Great Initiative (a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment).  In some instances they are telling potential signers they represent the “TEACHGREAT organization, a grass-root group of educators interested in keeping better teachers in public schools.” What the petition hopes to accomplish according to the website is:  “teachers to be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the evaluation system.”  TEACHGREAT lists no board members (unusual for an organization supposed to be made up of teachers) on its website and the only phone number listed takes you to a law office in Jefferson City.  169 more words


Missouri K-12 Underfunding by School District

Last week, the Missouri Budget Project came out with an important report containing information on just how much Missouri schools are underfunded. The key findings from the report include: 58 more words


Response from MPSA President Gary Sharpe to Gov. Nixon's State of the State Address

Governor Nixon’s Clarion Call to Public School Supporters

On Tuesday evening, January 21, Governor Jay Nixon acted as a true advocate for Missouri Public Schools by recommending nearly $ 472 more words