MSEDBLOG TEAM: S.O.S. – Stop “Operation: Silence”!

Please take 2 minutes out of your day to read this short message. Public education in Mississippi is under an all-out assault. What’s coming out of the state Legislature to undermine our public school systems and diminish their capability to educate, is beyond denial now. We would like to briefly address a couple of issues, […]

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Mississippi Ed Round-Up

In this new bi-weekly feature, MS Ed Blogger James Comans provides a quick discussion and analysis of the latest Mississippi education news.  Tate Reeves Tries to Bury the Hatchet with 42ers In a post-election interview, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves described supporters of Initiative 42 as “supporters of education”- Mississippians who fought with “passion.”  He went on […]

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Ravitch: Mississippi Votes Against Funding Public Schools

Act 42 failed in Mississippi. It would have required the state to fully fund public schools. The Republican legislature and governor fought it by proposing an alternative, deceptively named Act 42A, which maintains the status quo. Under the alternative, the legislature is free to spend whatever it chooses.  When people sign on to the ideology of choice, […]

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MS Ed Blog Team: Opportunity to Participate in National Research on Teacher Evals

The Network for Public Education has launched a research project to investigate teacher evaluations. They want to hear from educators – teachers and administrators who have been involved directly in the evaluation process over the past decade. As part of the investigation, NPE has developed a survey. It asks detailed questions that will help in understanding […]

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Koonlaba: More of the Same: King to replace Duncan and what it means

We have officially been dropped down the rabbit hole. Arne Duncan announced that he will be stepping down as the United States Secretary of Education, and Obama named John King, former New York State Chancellor, as his interim replacement. We might be tempted to celebrate the resignation of Arne Duncan, which many predicted when he moved his […]

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MSEDBLOG TEAM: Teachers and Initiative 42

With Mississippi’s Election Day now only a month away, the public discussion of Initiative 42 is reaching a fever pitch. Politicians, media commentators, and even special interest groups have made their stances known. One set of voices we feel is conspicuously absent from the conversation is that of the majority of Mississippi’s teachers and school […]

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MSEDBLOG Team: One Mississippi

We all come from different places, both geographically and metaphorically. From different corners of this state, we the editors of this site first came across each other as individual writers and educators. Eventually, we found enough in common to collaborate on an initial blog project. “Show and Tell” was a weekly chronicle encouraging Mississippi educators to share the truth about how education funding affects schools, from the inside.

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