Month: January 2018

Public Ed PAC is great news for MS schools!

Mississippians of all political persuasions love their public schools, and they are expressing that support at the ballot box! Proof positive can be found in the results of recent special elections for state House and Senate seats. The newly formed Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC) is making it easy for voters to identify and support candidates who run …

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Rep. Richard Bennett Named House Education Chair

This morning House Speaker Philip Gunn announced that Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach will serve as chairman of the House Education Committee. Rep. Bennett is a former school board member and has deep roots in public education. Read more here. On his appointment as education chair, Rep. Bennett said, “I believe in public schools. I’m a …

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Time to Call! Vouchers and MAEP Rewrite May Be Fast Tracked

Grab your cape! Our children need a hero to stand up for their public schools. The 2018 Legislative Session convened yesterday, and already the privatizers are stalking the hallways of the Capitol, pressuring lawmakers to make a commitment this week about their votes on voucher bills. Please check in with your legislators now and make …

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Wear BLUE this Friday, Support Public School Teachers

Show your support for public schools public school teachers by wearing BLUE this Friday – and keep it up throughout the Legislative Session! This terrific idea came to us from our friends at Mississippi Professional Educators and was inspired by one of their members, principal Chris Chism, who turned to Facebook to express his frustration with our state leaders …

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