Month: April 2015

Vouchers, Graduation Requirements, and Common Core

Last week, Governor Bryant signed SB 2695, the voucher bill that allows taxpayer dollars to be used to pay tuition for children with special needs to attend private academies and for-profit schools. The voucher schools are not required to admit all students who apply and are not required to provide special education services to the …

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Your District’s Funding Shortage for 2015-2016, Total Shortfall Since FY 2009

The Mississippi Department of Education has released the state funding allocations for each school district. The amount appropriated by the Legislature is far less than what is required by state law in the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). Click here to see how much your schools are shortchanged this year and how much they have been under-funded since fiscal year …

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Vouchers, Tax Credit Scholarships, and Education Savings Accounts

The Parents’ Campaign agrees with our state constitution: our public tax dollars should support an education system that welcomes all children. Funding schools that refuse to educate some students is not an appropriate use of public dollars. The Lie of School Choice When it comes to school choice (vouchers for private school tuition), it isn’t …

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Session Ends, Status of Bills

The 2015 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature has ended. The Senate completed its work yesterday and the House did so this morning. I cannot thank you enough for your tireless work on behalf of Mississippi children. You have been amazing! Here is an update of some of the legislation we tracked during the session… Passed: K-12 Funding – HB …

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