Missouri Parents Need Options
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown parents need a choice in their child’s education more than ever. But some school districts and state education officials have been using every trick in the book to undermine what parents want. From wrongful enrollment denials to backroom conversations with lawmakers to spread misinformation about full-time online learning, school officials are relentless in their efforts to undercut families.
When it comes to their child’s education, parents know what’s best. Plain and simple.
Use the resources below to learn more.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about MOCAP and full-time online learning in general.
It’s time to set the record straight.
From arbitrary seat-time mandates to forcing families into the online program of the district’s choice,
school officials have gotten creative in their attempt to block parent choice.
Districts across the state have taken the law into their own hands and denied families enrollment in the school of their choice.
It wasn’t until parents took legal action did things change.
In the News
Full-time online learning works for thousands of Missouri families. Parents from across the state are using their voices and personal stories to help educate lawmakers on the importance of protecting this valuable educational option. Read their stories below.
Changes to the MOCAP law are necessary to ensure parents have the right to enroll their child in the school of their choice—not their school district’s choice.
The Missouri State Senate is considering Senate Bill 95, which would improve access to full-time virtual school programs for parents across the state.
Policymakers need to hear from you immediately.
Send a letter today to your State Senator, asking him/her to support Senate Bill 95 and fix the MOCAP law. It’s time we put power back where it belongs: in the hands of Missouri parents.
In Our State
The Missouri Chapter of the National Coalition for Public School Options is a coalition of committed and passionate parents who engage with state and local policymakers to support legislation and policies that increase educational options for their children.