JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - The group StudentsFirst published its first State Policy Report Card on Monday. The report gauges state education policies and how well they're serving students.
Missouri was awarded a grade of D- for performance in elevating teaching, empowering students, and spending public dollars wisely. That grade ranks Missouri 34th.
The state was praised for providing more choices for parents and expanding locations for public charter schools.
A spokesperson for StudentsFirst says almost 90 percent of states received a grade less than a C. No state earned higher than a B-.
To see all of the information on the 2013 Missouri State Policy Report card, download it here.