Author Archive for Kahlil Johnson

HB 957 Has Been Defeated!

Often times the will of the people is ignored.

Today we were heard!

Our students are our brightest light and proper funding for their education is paramount. Thank you for your calls, trips to the capital, and constantly reminding your …

Say No to Undermining MS Adequate Education Program (MAEP) -NO TO HB 957-

Echo logoHB 957 is a collection of major acts of destruction toward public education. While divided into subsections, they point to the overarching theme of a scheme to systematically dismantle public education in Mississippi. Such acts, are consistent throughout HB 957 …

Current MAEP Funding Formula is an Equitable Solution for Public Education:

Check-BoxBy looking back to the original intent of MAEP, we find that in 2002-03 the proposed base funding amount was $3,804. That amount is not far from the contemplated wholesale reform  amount of base costs of $4,800 under HB 957. …

House Bill 957 passed 66-54, BUT…

school-funding-051916-mb-mgfxIt takes courage to stare down inequality.

House Bill 957 will set public education back by a decade or more in Mississippi, by lowering state costs and shifting the burden of costs to already stressed school districts.

We take this …

HB 957: BEWARE of the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018

Beware

House Bill 957-Filed by: Rep. Philip Gunn [R] & Rep. Greg Snowden [R] (Appropriations)

Stated plainly in Representative Gunn’s own words: ““If our workforce is well educated and trained, we’re going to prosper,” “If it’s not, we won’t.” …