Month: October 2016

Report on MAEP Revamp Meeting

Rebecca Sibilia of EdBuild presented her ideas for a student-centered school funding formula to a capacity crowd of observers this afternoon. The media was fully present, as well, and several decided to live stream the event due to the high level of interest. You can view video from The Clarion-Ledger here. Ms. Sibilia advocated a weighted system that provides every student …

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2016 School and District Ratings

2016 school ratings have been released. You can see here how your school and district fared. Teachers and students are due a hearty congratulations. They have managed to stay focused and yield impressive academic improvement on both state and national measures, especially among our scholars with the most challenges. And they did it while weathering an accountability hurricane, with three …

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ALEC – Out-of-state, Corporate Interests at Work in Mississippi

Virtually identical bills for vouchers and other “school choice” initiatives show up regularly in state legislatures across the country. They are the work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – a corporate bill mill that is funded by large for-profit corporations that want to make a buck (many, many bucks) off of taxpayer dollars. …

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Leadership Announces Plans to Revamp MAEP

Speaker Gunn and Lt. Governor Reeves held a press conference today to announce that they have hired a firm, EdBuild, to “examine” our state’s school funding formula, the  Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), saying, “More tax dollars are needed in the classroom…” We agree that the state has done a poor job of providing for our children’s …

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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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