Charter school expansion, 'school choice' scholarships divide lawmakers

BY CAITLIN R. KING AND ADAM SATRYA JACKSON, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 55 is chock-full of contentious education measures.
The subject of a debate that lasted until about 2 a.m. Wednesday, the bill tackles charter schools and “school choice,” teaching the Bible in public classrooms and criminalizing the teaching of sex education without parents’ written permission.