The bill would direct money from tax dollars to individuals who teach math and science.
Otto Fajen, of the Missouri National Education Association says there are already programs in place that put the idea of teaching in college students' heads.
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"We have loan forgiveness programs that can focus on this that can really get kids in college while they're thinking about that college debt, with an attractive incentive to say 'choose to be certified in teaching physics. Choose to be certified in teaching math.'"
Bartle describes loan forgiveness as completely inadequate and that other steps need to be taken to encourage college students and graduates to teach math and science.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Max Hyman.