Month: December 2021

What Do Teachers Themselves Say About Their Low Salaries?

Mississippi teacher salaries are the lowest in the nation, causing teachers to work two or more jobs to pay their bills and contributing to a teacher shortage crisis. What do teachers themselves say about their low pay and its ripple effects on education in our state? Click here to see quotes from teachers across Mississippi. 

Teachers: Last Listening Session with Chairman DeBar Tonight

Tonight will be teachers’ last chance to participate in the listening sessions being hosted by Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar. Chairman DeBar is asking educators to share their stories about how low teacher pay affects their lives and public education in Mississippi and any ideas they have about specific ways the compensation system can be improved. …

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Legislative Budget Recommendation Snubs Teachers

Today, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) announced its budget recommendation for Fiscal Year 2023, the budget to be crafted in the legislative session that begins January 4, 2022. The JLBC is made up of six each Mississippi Senators and Representatives and led by the Lt. Governor and House Speaker. The committee’s budget recommendation is not …

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Last chance: Teacher listening session & parent literacy meeting

This week presents the final opportunity for teachers and parents to take advantage of important meetings. Thursday evening in Madison, Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar will hold his final listening session with teachers. All teachers are strongly encouraged to attend and share their thoughts. Those who were unable to attend earlier sessions in their own congressional …

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