Linton: “Future School – Darcy’s Ashes”

Governor Bryant asked Mississippians to imagine a Mississippi in which schools compete for students. Today, one writer has done just that. From “I Don’t Mean to Offend, but…”: “Imagine with me a Mississippi where schools compete for students.” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, 2016 “Bull S#$@!” Selena Smith, parent, 2036.   6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, […]

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Koonlaba and Comans: The Facts about School Choice, Part 3: Competition and Deregulation

This is Part 3 of The Facts about School Choice. In Part 1 and Part 2, Amanda Koonlaba explained the history of the school choice movement beginning with Brown v. Board of Education and ending in 2015 when the state of Mississippi passed HB 369, better known as the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special […]

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TRUTHOUT: Obama Administration Enables Billionaire Takeover of US Public Schools

With the Walton billionaires doubling down in their efforts to accelerate the charter school industry and with the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, throwing in $100 million to privatize traditional public schools, one might think that the U.S. Department of Education would be a major line of defense for America’s public schools educating the most underserved students or even a […]

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Brady: A primer on the damaging movement to privatize public schools

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift. Brady says schools need a complete transformation in what and how students learn — not the Common Core State Standards, standardized tests and other elements of corporate-influenced school reform. Here’s his latest piece, on efforts by some reformers […]

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COTTONMOUTH: New Champion for Public Education?

Rep. Jay Hughes, the Freshman Representative from Oxford, has made a splash at the start of this session doing something truly outrageous…keeping his promise. Hughes was one of the bright spots for Democrats this November, and his platform that resonated in Lafayette County was a simple one: “It All Starts With Education.” Continue reading at the […]

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