Governor Matt Blunt says he aims to give Missouri students a world class education with his budget proposal for fiscal year 2008. The proposal would give grades K-12 $214 million, which includes a $2 million increase for the Parents as Teachers program. Blunt also wants to give an additional $2.9 million to fund 100 classrooms in 100 schools with technology, an additional $1 million to expand after school programs that focus on math and science, and an additional $250,000 dollars specifically aimed at encouraging students to take more Advanced Placement courses in math and science. The Governor’s recommendation would bring his total investments in education to more than a half a billion dollars in three years. Blunt says he will detail his plans for higher education Wednesday night in his State of the State Address.
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