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No Right Answers In High School Ethics Competition, And Analysis Of Greitens' Budget

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High school students aren't necessarily known for taking a thoughtful approach to complicated moral dilemmas, but that characterization may be unfair and outdated. Today, we learn about the competitive extracurricular activity taking place in two Johnson County, Kansas. schools that promotes civil discourse and a careful consideration of all viewpoints. Then, we get the Missouri Budget Project's perspective on Gov. Eric Greitens' state budget proposal. While his fiscal plans are only suggestions for the General Assembly's consideration, they provide a glimpse at executive priorities for the state.

The third annual Missouri High School Ethics Bowl takes place at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3. Visit CCIS.edu for more information.

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