A Mississippi Education Blogger has made national news. Former Assistant Secretary of Education and national public education advocate Diane Ravitch has picked up Amanda Koonlaba’s post on Initiative 42:
Amanda Koonlaba, an art teacher in Tupelo, Mississippi, explains here that Mississippi is in a pitched battle to fund its public schools adequately. The issue is joined in a political struggle over Initiative 42, which would require the adequate funding of public education. Initiative 42 is opposed by the forces of privatization, which prefer to open privately managed charters, hand out vouchers for religious schools, and block any increase in funding for the public schools.