ERIC Number: ED369165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Primer to the Outstanding Schools Act.
Missouri Governor's Office, Jefferson City.
Missouri's Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 will dramatically improve public education throughout the state. This report provides background and an outline of the act. The law increases state funding of education by more than $360 million a year over FY 1993 funding and sets into motion a series of reforms. Basic education, including science and mathematics, is improved under the act. It will also expand programs such as language and communications, and vocational opportunities. In addition the law establishes new statewide performance standards for students. Other goals of the law include new curriculum frameworks, a statewide assessment system for schools and school districts, full accountability for results, and educational equity. Specific reforms include reducing class size in lower grades, increasing community involvement, improving vocational education, and greater use of technology. The second part of this report includes answers to 18 commonly asked questions about the Outstanding School Act of 1993. Many of these questions are concerned with funding, taxes, and the quality of education in Missouri. (JPT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Governor's Office, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri