A string of Kansas City and St. Louis educators testified before a Senate Committee that they would support a settlement in the desegregation debate as long as they were guaranteed $1000 for each child enrolled in a city school.
At least one Senator says this is unfair. Morris Westfall questions why schools elsewhere in the state would not receive similar funding. He notes there is a gulf between rural and urban interests
Currently state funding for school children ranges from
$2,500 to $9,000 per year. Reporting from Jefferson City, this is Caroline Noel.