• Post author:
  • Post category: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. Education reform in Mississippi is going backwards.  Education funding has not progressed to meet the needs of all public-school students. Funding proposed in 2018 does not advance Mississippi to a competitive level of student achievement, but instead promotes inequity; attempting to move towards school choice instead of fixing the clear disparities caused by regressive funding over the span of 2002-2018.

To combat the punitive reforms proposed, the answers may be hidden in plain sight within MAEP. (more…)

Continue Reading Current MAEP Funding Formula is an Equitable Solution for Public Education:
  • Post author:
  • Post category:Archive

Echo and the Roundtable will present 14 recommended changes to proposed school district Report Card to increase data shared about local schools.

Continue Reading “10/16/2009” – MS Dept of Education hearing on Report Card
  • Post author:
  • Post category:Archive

Jackson, MS – On Sept. 23 Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted their views to the MS State Superintendent of Education search committee on what characteristics a…

Continue Reading Echo and Roundtable submit recommendations to Search Committee for new State Supt. of Education
  • Post author:
  • Post category:Archive

Jackson, MS – On Friday, Sept. 11 the State Board of Education formally voted to make significant changes in the new school district Report Card and Guidelines, and set in…

Continue Reading MS Dept. of Education amends District Report Card and sets up 2nd Round of APA review
  • Post author:
  • Post category:Archive

Jackson, MS -- On Sept. 10 Southern Echo issued a policy paper opposing the efforts of US Dept. of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to pressure states to tie the availability…

Continue Reading Southern Echo says US Dept. of Education effort to tie Title I funding to charter school legislation is wrong for Mississippi