Month: June 2014

Education Board Chairmen Address U.S. Senate Candidate’s Position on Federal Funding

Mississippi Board of Education Chairman Dr. Wayne Gann has issued a letter expressing his dismay over statements made about public education funding by current Mississippi State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel. It has been widely reported that McDaniel, earlier in the campaign, advocated eliminating the education funding that Mississippi schools and colleges receive from the federal government. News reports indicate that …

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MS Public Schools Rely on Federal Funding

What impact might the current Senate and Congressional elections have on public schools? A BIG one! Mississippi children benefit heavily from the federal investment in our public schools, and the folks we send to Washington determine, in large part, the resources that are available to educate our kids. According to the Mississippi Legislative Budget Office, Mississippi received approximately …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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