Governor Jay Nixon (D) wants to move Missouri’s universities and community colleges back to a performance-based funding model.
It would mark a return to the way business was once conducted. Graduation rates and similar markers were used as a basis for funding public colleges in Missouri, but the system was dumped a decade ago during an economic recession.
The proposal was one of several announced today that Senate leaders say will improve education in Missouri. Republican David Pearce of Warrensburg says combining the two will have benefits beyond cost savings.