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.
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
Voucher Alert, Please Call!
We need your help on a voucher bill. You probably know that Mississippi’s ESA voucher program has been fraught with problems. At the root of
ESA Voucher Facts
Mississippi’s ESA voucher program has been analyzed by our sister organization, The Parents’ Campaign Research & Education Fund and by PEER. Findings include: less than
Good News! Teacher Pay Raise Bill Advances
Yesterday, in a great show of support for public school teachers, SB 2001 – the teacher pay raise bill, unanimously passed the full Senate. Every
House Committee Votes Against Retired Educators
Heads up, public education supporters: Legislators in the House of Representatives voted against you in overwhelming fashion today. Teachers, they don’t want you to serve
More Shenanigans, But You Can Help
House Speaker Philip Gunn continues to play hardball with the state retirees who were elected in November to represent voters in the Pinebelt, southeast Mississippi,
Teacher Pay Raise Bill Passes Senate Education Committee
SB 2001, a teacher pay raise bill, passed unanimously in the Senate Education Committee this morning. The bill gives certified teachers with three or more
House Names Education Committee, Governor Signs HB 1
Committees have been named in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach will return as chair of the House Education Committee,
Ready for a Better Mississippi?
Know someone under 40 who’s ready for a better Mississippi? Our sister organization, The Parents’ Campaign Research and Education Fund, has just launched a terrific
Shenanigans in the House
Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann made it clear at the start of the session that he does not intend to engage in petty partisan politics, pledging
Reverse Repealer A repealer is a provision included in a statute that sets a date on which that law is repealed, or ceases to be
Conference CommitteeWhen the House of Representatives and the Senate fail to agree on any portion of a piece of legislation, conference can be invited by
Senate Names Education Committee, House Addresses Teacher Pay Raise Snafu
The first week of the 2020 Legislative Session is in the books! Philip Gunn was sworn in for a third term as Speaker of the
A Fresh Start!
Ready for a fresh start? The 2020 Legislative Session convenes at noon today with a new Legislature and new leadership. With that comes new opportunities –
A Game-changer for Public Schools
Yesterday, the Board of Trustees for Mississippi’s Public Employees Retirement System made the final ruling on a policy change allowing state retirees to serve in
A Big Opportunity
You have the power to change the course of a child’s life. Time and again, your voice has made the difference, protecting our schools from
Mississippi Has Lost a Champion of Public Education
We at The Parents’ Campaign join with all Mississippians in mourning the passing and celebrating the legacy of former House Speaker Billy McCoy, a true
You Might Be Surprised at the Change You Created!
We asked for CHANGE in this election, and we think you’ll be surprised at how well you delivered. Despite some bitter disappointments, there are some
Remember How You Felt That Day Last March?
Remember how you felt that day last March? Legislators told us they were with us. Most agreed: more money for teacher pay; no more money for
AG Opinion on Teachers’ Rights
Teachers can and should be involved in political activities! Mississippi’s Attorney General has issued a number of opinions stating that “school employees may voluntarily participate