NEWS RELEASE: Missouri NEA Statement on Gov. Nixon’s Proposed Funding Increase for Public Education


From the Missouri National Education Association
1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

For further information: 
DeeAnn Aull
(573) 230-8044

Jan. 21, 2015

“Missouri NEA warned legislators during the past two years’ tax-cut debates that these proposals could leave public schools without adequate revenue,” says Missouri NEA Assistant Executive Director DeeAnn Aull. “Revenue has decreased to a point that we are seeing that scenario play out.”

“We appreciate the Governor’s consistent willingness to try to put some increased funding in his budget for public schools while other worthy programs may face no increase and possible cuts.

“It would be shortsighted to make predictions about the local district impact of the governor’s budget recommendation before we see how the legislature wants to address ideas to increase revenue and prevent future budget shortfalls.

“Missourians value their public schools, and we remain hopeful that widespread concern for adequate school funding will bring people to the table to talk about keeping the promise of a quality education for all Missouri students regardless of where they live.”

The 35,000-member MNEA represents teachers, education support professionals, college faculty, retired teachers and students studying to be teachers in school districts and on college campuses throughout the state. It is the Missouri affiliate of the 3.2 million-member NEA. 


Posted Date: 1/21/2015
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