Missouri’s public K-12 education system needs an update. The quality of a student’s education has been determined by the ZIP code where their family can afford to live for far too long. Because of Missouri’s strict residential assignment system that determines where students can enroll in school, many students don’t have access to nearby public schools that may be a better fit for their learning needs. The K-12 Open Enrollment Act of 2023, introduced earlier this month in the Missouri House of Representatives, aims to change that by providing students with more educational choices.
This bill would establish a public school open enrollment