All Missouri students deserve a quality education in the public, private or home setting. Both of my children attended Blue Springs Public Schools from K-12th grades. As an involved parent I served as PTA President at Cordill-Mason Elementary and on the PTA Board at Moreland Ridge Middle School. I have also served on the School Districts Citizens Advisory Council for over 12 years. My daughter Lindsey works for the Blue Springs School District as an elementary school teacher. I understand the importance of parents and teachers in the education of our children. High education standards must be set for each child. We should give parents, teachers and administrators the flexibility to reach those standards without onerous regulations that hinder or prevent a quality learning experience. We must keep our promise to teachers and schools by fully funding the school foundation formula.