Reeves Threatens Voucher Expansion
Remember that special education voucher program that was supposed to help children with special needs? Well, here’s the truth about that hoax (and keep reading
Voucher Bill Headed to House Floor
We need your help again! Vouchers are still very much in play. A voucher bill that would send $6,500 per student to private schools is
Senate Ed Committee Passes Voucher Bill
The Senate Education Committee has passed a voucher bill that, if enacted, would be a big step toward privatizing public education in Mississippi. That bill
What Legislators Didn’t Do for Children with Special Needs
Legislators had opportunities to provide real help for children with special needs, but instead, chose to focus on legislation that provides our most vulnerable children
The Full Story on Mississippi’s Low Graduation Rate Among Children with Disabilities
All Mississippi students, including those with disabilities, should be provided a free and appropriate education to ensure that they have every opportunity to lead successful,
Appointed Versus Elected Superintendents
Updated 4/5/2016 Governor Bryant signed Senate Bill 2438 into law, providing for the appointment, rather than election, of all school district superintendents, effective January 1,
2019 Accountability Ratings
MDE has released unofficial* school and district accountability ratings for the 2018-2019 school year. See your school and district ratings. Statewide, student achievement continues to
Why can’t all public schools be charter schools?
I’ve often heard posed the question, “If charter schools are so great, why not make all public schools charter schools?” Here’s the answer… Traditional public
The Research on Charter Schools
The most recent and extensive study of charter schools (National Charter School Study, CREDO, released June 2013) found that: 25 % of charters performed better
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a school that is funded with public tax dollars and run by a private entity. Charter schools are usually freed from
House & Senate Ed Committee Members Presented Charter Bill
At a December 12, 2012 joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees, members heard a description of a charter school bill proposed by
Language for Critical Sections of the Charter School Bill: For-profits, Virtuals, Track Record, Etc.
For profit language Include in “definitions”:Governing body – means the organized group of persons who will operate a public charter school by deciding matters, including, but
Our Position on Charter Schools
The Parents’ Campaign supports the authorization of charter schools in unsuccessful school zones. Our Position The Parents’ Campaign supports the authorization of charter schools in
National Association of Charter School Authorizers Calls for Closing of Failing Charter Schools
In November 2012, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) launched a campaign to improve the overall quality of charter schools and increase the
Ad Valorem Tax ReductionA portion of a school district’s budget is made up of local ad valorem tax dollars (property taxes). This is often referred to
Time to Grab Your Cape!
Grab your cape! The 2019 Legislature is in session. We are looking forward to working with our children’s heroes – parents, educators, and legislators – to
Guide to PRO- and ANTI-Public Education Bills
Each year, hundreds of education bills are introduced, some good, some bad. The Parents’ Campaign will make sure you know the difference. In turn, you
PEER Review of Vouchers: Fraud, Lack of Accountability, Unspent Funds
Mississippi’s PEER* Committee has issued a damning report of our state’s ESA voucher program, which uses public funds to pay private school tuition for children with
BREAKING: Important News for Public Education
We’ve got two pieces of very good news for public education supporters… First, the MAEP is very reasonable after all – despite what we’ve been
School Funding: What is Reasonable?
(Guest column by Nancy Loome, published in Mississippi newspapers including The Meridian Star, Mississippi Business Journal, and Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal) What happens when elected officials undervalue public
2018 School and District Accountability Ratings Released
School and district accountability ratings have been released. Find the grades assigned to your school and district. The State Board of Education voted to delay for