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Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt statement on the Special Session on STEM Education

Thursday, September 6, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today released the following statement in response to Governor Parson’s call for a special session to focus on computer science course access and awareness of career opportunities through STEM education:

“I applaud Governor Parson for working to increase awareness of STEM career opportunities and ensure students have access to computer science courses. As chair of the Missouri Education Savings Board, I often speak with parents who want their children to have the necessary skills to compete and succeed in the 21st century workforce. Jobs in STEM are some of the most in-demand jobs in Missouri, and developing STEM skills benefits all sectors of Missouri’s economy.  I encourage the Missouri General Assembly to pass legislation quickly to address this issue.”