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Year-round School Comments Due

Today is the deadline to submit public comments on year-round school. In an effort to learn more about a “balanced calendar” or year-round approach to school, the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, in Room 216 of the Capitol. The committee will hear from Corinth School …

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The Latest on Important Bills

Here’s a quick update on progress to date on the education bills we are watching… On the House calendar awaiting a floor vote – deadline next Thursday, March 12: HB 989 – Limits Local Control/School Board Authority – VOTE NO – Prohibits local school boards from raising ad valorem taxes for the support of the school district when the …

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Senate Committees Pass Amended Voucher Bill

This morning, the Senate Education and Appropriations Committees passed SB 2594, a bill that puts in place new accountability measures for Mississippi’s ESA voucher program. And that giant online school loophole we asked you to call about? It was removed, so thank you for your work on that! SB 2594 requires that private schools receiving …

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These Bills Affect Your Schools!

Please keep calling about the voucher bill. Your calls are making a difference! SB 2594 narrows the ESA voucher program by requiring that private voucher schools provide the special education services called for in a voucher student’s IEP. That’s good. But there’s a giant loophole that lets voucher schools circumvent this key requirement: allowing online …

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Vouchers, Tax Credit Scholarships, and Education Savings Accounts

The Parents’ Campaign agrees with our state constitution: our public tax dollars should support an education system that welcomes all children. Funding schools that refuse to educate some students is not an appropriate use of public dollars. The Lie of School Choice When it comes to school choice (vouchers for private school tuition), it isn’t …

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Tennessee Charter School Law Eliminates Profit Motive

For-profit entities are not allowed to operate or manage charter schools in Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Department of Education: Though a few states allow for-profit entities to operate public charter schools, and many states allow non-profit charter school governing bodies to contract with for-profit entities to operate or manage charter schools, Tennessee law prohibits …

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Why The Parents’ Campaign Supports HB 369, the House Charter School Bill

I know that many of you are very skeptical of charter schools, and I share some of that skepticism. I also know that thousands of Mississippi children have been trapped for years in chronically underperforming schools. We have to do something for these children, and we need to do something now. Many believe that it …

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