James V. Shuls, Ph.D.

Only 22 percent of Missouri ACT test-takers scored “college-ready” in 2016, so it's clear that we have a problem. That’s why Missouri should look at new ways to reform its education system. One solution could be education savings accounts (ESAs). ESA’s are flexible-use savings accounts used solely for education purposes such as school supplies, tutoring, or even private school tuition. Shouldn’t parents have the flexibility to decide what’s best for their kids?

About the Author

James Shuls
James Shuls
Distinguished Fellow of Education Policy

James V. Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Distinguished Fellow in Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute.