Month: February 2022

URGENT! Need Calls on Teacher Pay Raise

We believe that the teacher pay raise could be in jeopardy. Our teachers need your help to salvage it. Media reports indicate that disagreements over the income tax are escalating and that the longer the teacher pay raise bills linger, the more vulnerable they are to legislative shenanigans. Indeed, the House of Representatives has begun bogging …

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Get the REAL TALK From Legislative and Business Leaders

You won’t want to miss this! Beginning this Thursday… Learn what’s happening with the teacher pay raise and other important education bills from legislative leaders.  Quiz business and community leaders about the role that strong public schools play in your local economy and quality of life.  And get it all from the comfort of your …

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Our Children and Teachers Need Your Help Today

Our children and teachers need your help today! Legislators have said for years that Mississippi does not have enough money to adequately fund public schools or pay teachers at the Southeastern average. Now those same legislators are considering reducing state revenue by hundreds of millions of dollars – while STILL underfunding our children’s schools and …

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These bills affect our children

Today was the deadline for bills to pass the chamber in which they originated. See how your legislators voted on education bills that survived today’s deadline and which bills died on the calendar without a vote: Teacher Pay RaiseHB 530 – VOTE YES  Passed full House – see House vote,  goes to Senate committee(s) – 43,000 starting salary; annual …

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Our Legislature has some explaining to do

Our Legislature has some explaining to do. If Mississippi has money to give away, why are public schools horribly underfunded, and why don’t the proposed teacher pay raises get teacher salaries to the Southeastern average? Late last week, the Senate announced its own revenue reduction proposal, which would strip an estimated $317-million from state coffers. …

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