Nixon said, in a difficult year, Missouri will protect its students in K-12 classrooms.
“As you know, states received additional federal funds, to be allocated to school districts this year,” Nixon said. "But in spite of receiving this money, some states are making cuts to their K-12 classrooms. Not in Missouri.”
Nixon said some students couldn’t get A+ scholarships because their schools weren’t A+ schools.
“That’s just not fair,” Nixon said.
Nixon said his 2012 scholarship budget includes millions of dollars to go to programs like Bright Flight, Access Missouri and A+. He said these have helped more than 50,000 students afford college.