Month: January 2017

Dangerous Ed Bills Head to House and Senate Floor

“One of the things I know the Legislature doesn’t want to do is have this as a dictatorial formula – one that says you shall fund it every year.” Governor Phil Bryant per the Associated Press That pretty well sums it up. Late this afternoon on deadline day, the Senate Education Committee and the House Appropriations Committee took …

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EdBuild Proposal Includes No Formula for Annual Base Cost Calculation

The EdBuild proposal does not include a recommendation for the most important component, a formula to annually calculate the Base Student Cost. In EdBuild’s proposal, the base cost is the basic level of funding allocated for a “typical” student. More funding for students with additional needs is derived using “multipliers” that are percentages of the …

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EdBuild Proposal Shifts School Funding Burden to the Local Level

EdBuild, the consultant hired to recommend changes to Mississippi’s school funding formula, suggests that the state save money by shifting more of the burden for funding public schools down to the local level. They propose to accomplish this by eliminating the “27% option” in the equity provision of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, our state’s school …

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EdBuild Recommends Changes to MAEP

EdBuild, the consulting firm hired by the leadership to recommend changes to the school funding formula, presented its report to a packed house at the Capitol this afternoon. You can see the full recommendations here. Unfortunately, we still do not have the most important piece of data: the impact that the EdBuild recommendations will have on …

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An ANTI-Public Education Agenda

Yesterday we defined what a PRO-public education agenda looks like (see that here). Today we’ll show you what an ANTI-public education agenda might entail. You can find both lists on our web site – use them to let your legislators know how you expect them to vote on bills that affect our children and our public schools. …

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A PRO-Public Education Agenda

Happy New Year! Today, legislators gathered in Jackson to convene the 2017 Legislative Session. How will you know if your legislators are voting to support strong public schools? The Parents’ Campaign will make it easy! We’ll cut through the spin and tell you the truth about the impact each bill will have on your school and …

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