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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Collecting Signatures for the School Funding Ballot Initiative

Allowing Mississippi voters to decide on a constitutional amendment regarding school funding first requires collection of signatures on petitions, indicating the desire of Mississippians to have the chance to vote on this issue. More than 100,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot. If 20 people in every each school district were to …

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Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Keeping Our Promise to Children

Initiative 42 is an effort to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require that public schools be adequately funded. The proposal calls for gradual increases in K-12 funding, whenever revenue grows, until full funding is reached. Opponents of adequate public school funding are attempting to defeat Initiative 42 by falsely claiming that passage of the initiative would result in tax increases or budget cuts. …

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