Missouri Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Education Funding

Oct 3, 2016

Credit Attorney General's Office

The Associated Press asked Missouri's gubernatorial candidates about education funding in advance of the Nov. 8 election. 

Credit Alex Heuer / St. Louis Public Radio

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster said he'll fully fund the state's foundation formula "as quickly as possible."

Republican former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens said the focus should be on results in the classroom, not necessarily more money.

Koster and Greitens also were asked whether there should be a cap on fees at public universities. The Democrat said he's open to examining the question, while the Republican said it's important to have a plan to provide world-class education in the state.