When it comes to educating students, Missouri has room for improvement—a lot of room.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Missouri 30th in the nation when it comes to how well the state is educating its students. We don’t know about you, but we’re not willing to accept average for this state.
Other studies show that for the first time in decades, nine-year-olds’ reading and math scores have dropped nationwide just in the last few years. These dismal rankings don’t mean that our students and teachers are average. But it does mean that Missouri needs to think carefully about priorities when it comes to education. If kids are struggling with math and reading, then 1-2-3s and A-B-Cs need to be the focus in the classroom—not C.R.T.