Education legislation in front of lawmakers months after Nixon veto's similar bills
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Education legislation in front of lawmakers months after Nixon veto's similar bills

Date: January 28, 2015
By: Michael Lindquist
State Capitol Bureau

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Months after Governor Nixon vetoed education bills to control students transferring out of unaccredited schools, similar bills were brought in front of lawmakers. Michael Lindquist has more from the state Capitol.
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Wrap: The Senate Education committee heard testimony on bills that would limit the rights of students in unaccredited schools to transfer.

Nixon has vetoed similar legislation in the past.

Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal stressed other provisions of the bills that would improve troubled schools. 

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Description: "It's costing us in jails around this state, it's costing us when it comes to Medicaid, it's costing us an enormous amount of money of not educating people who deserve to be educated. And if we don't do something this year, shame on us."

Committee chairman Senator David Pearce said he hopes there will be a vote next week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.


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