Month: March 2012

Senate Charter School Bill Needs Amendments in House

SB 2401, the Senate charter school bill, needs to be amended significantly by the House if it is to 1) provide children trapped in underperforming schools with a better education option, 2) improve student achievement, and 3) provide a good return on investment for taxpayer dollars.  Please continue to talk with your representatives about this …

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UPSTART Program

The UPSTART project is proposed in House Bill 1101. It is a “virtual” school bill for preschoolers. The bill appears to be written for the Waterford Institute, which has a program in Utah almost identical to that described in HB 1101.  The bill requires that the state (the MS Department of Education) provide free computers to any …

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