Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has subpoenaed seven school districts in the state, including Springfield Public Schools.
The subpoenas seek information on decisions to use student surveys that Schmitt says ask about student’s sexuality and race, and their parent’s income and political beliefs.
Springfield Public School’s spokesman Stephen Hall says the subpoenas are part of an ongoing attack on public education by the Attorney General. Hall says school districts are incurring significant legal fees to defend themselves and it is costing taxpayer dollars.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt is a candidate in the U.S. GOP senate primary to replace retiring GOP Senator Roy Blunt.