Missouri's future and economy is directly linked to the educational achievement of our workforce. Lincoln believes in continued investment in all levels of public education. Lincoln believes adequate and equitable funding should be provided for all 524 schools across the state.
Springfield R-12 is now the largest accredited school district in the state and is known for its track-record of success. Lincoln believes in giving each school the flexibility to make decisions that best fit the students and learning environment in each respective district. Education policy that is painted with a broad brush creates a disservice to the students as well as the teachers.
Lincoln also supports our area colleges and universities by advocating for legislation that would ensure the higher education funding formula considers student enrollment as a factor. In 2011, he was awarded a Distinguished Legislator award from the Missouri Community College Association for his support and advocacy for Missouri's Community Colleges.