Month: January 2018

RED ALERT: Voucher Bill Headed to Senate Floor – Please Call

Senate Bill 2623, an alarming voucher bill, passed the Senate Education Committee today and is headed to the Senate floor. Please ask your senator to vote NO on this bill. The bill funnels taxpayer dollars to private and for-profit entities and specifically prohibits holding the majority of private voucher schools accountable for how they spend our tax dollars. …

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Privatization Bill Passes First Committee – Need Calls

Well, Mississippi, you did yourself proud! THANK YOU for your amazing response to the STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS VIRTUAL RALLY! Now we need to keep the momentum going. Our kids need your help again… The Koch brothers want to take over your local school board and privatize your schools, and Senate Bill 2400 is their vehicle. …

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Dangerous Voucher Bills Introduced in House & Senate

Voucher bills have been introduced in both the Mississippi House and Senate. Please ask your legislators to vote NO on these bills. There are several variations, but those bills most likely to be taken up in committee: use your tax dollars to subsidize tuition at private schools open vouchers to all students, removing the requirement that …

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Watch House Debate on HB 957 Today at 2 p.m.

We hear you! Believe us, you are not alone. We have never received more calls, texts, and social media messages about an issue. Parents, educators, and public school supporters are horrified that legislators would consider rushing through a bill that is so detrimental to our children and their public schools. If you are home today, you can watch …

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CALL NOW! Stop HB 957!

Please call your representative right away – our children need your help to defeat House Bill 957! The House Appropriations Committee passed HB 957 this morning, and it is scheduled for a floor vote tomorrow. HB 957 strikes the MAEP from law and replaces it with a horribly flawed plan that slashes K-12 funding by …

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RED ALERT: HB 957 Guts School Funding; Call Today!

Just when you thought Mississippi’s school funding couldn’t get much worse… House Bill 957 is worse than school funding in the Barbour administration and worse than school funding in the current administration. Reality: Districts are barely keeping their heads above water because cost increases have outpaced funding gains. HB 957 would take us even further backward …

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Financial Impact of Attendance Provision in HB 957

HB 957 slashes the funding for school districts that have less than 93 percent student attendance on the two days that auditors make unannounced visits for headcounts. The bill requires that, when attendance is less than 93 percent on these days, neither daily membership (enrollment) nor average daily attendance be used to determine the next …

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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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