Missouri Government’s Support Of Private Online University Questioned

Jay Nixon | Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons
Jay Nixon | Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

A curator at the University of Missouri, which is ramping up its online education, and others are wondering why Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind Western Governors University, a nonprofit online school that’s opening an office in Missouri. Nixon is featured in advertisements for WGU and issued an executive order directing state agencies to help the school establish its Missouri operation. And to help with startup costs, Missouri is providing a $4 million community development block grant.

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