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EdBuild First Impressions

school-funding 2On Monday, January 16, 2017, the CEO of EdBuild presented to the Mississippi Legislature its recommendations on how best to dismantle the current funding mechanisms for public education in the state. EdBuild’s full report on the current funding mechanisms and …

The 2016 Mississippi Legislative Session: Brief Overview of Some of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

IMG_6203A brief overview of education legislation in the 2016 Mississippi Legislative Session is available explaining the good, the bad, and the ugly on public education legislation during the 2016 legislative session. Public education remained under attack in Mississippi and for …

Reading Literacy: A Fundamental Right Too Long Denied in Mississippi

Comer Workshop Southern Echo releases a new Brown Paper on the 2013 Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act. The paper contains both a brief historical analysis of where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go, and a detailed provision-by-provision …

Activists Join Forces Against the “Southern Strategy” Used to Push Corporate Takeover of Public Education

2013 DSC Week of Action

Education activist join forces in regional conference against use of Charter schools to push corporate takeover of public education

Atlanta – Atlanta – “We are faced with a growing national effort not to improve public schools, but to dismantle public …

Echo and Roundtable Release Charter Schools Opposition Analyses

Analyses

Earlier this week, Southern Echo and the Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable released critical analyses of the Mississippi Senate’s charter school bill to express opposition. Included in its analyses are crafted amendments to make the bill better in the event a …