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 the first time in the history of the state there existed a super conservative majority. The conservatives controlled the office of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, House of Representatives and the Senate. Public schools and public education were under severe attack this legislative session with bills being introduced around vouchers, scholarships, charter schools, school choice, open enrollment, virtual schools, achievement school districts, school district consolidation, literacy, school funding, Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), and Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).  To read and learn more about these bills, please see the analysis of the bills prepared by Michael Sayer, retired co-founder of Southern Echo and public policy consultant.

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