by Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau
JACKSON – Some of the state’s political leadership seems to be throwing in the towel when it comes to fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
Senate President Pro-Tem Terry Brown, R-Columbus, House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, and House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, all expressed frustration recently at interim state Superintendent Lynn House for informing them and other legislative leaders of how much it would cost to fully fund the program.
It was the classic case of shooting the messenger. After all, by law, the Board of Education is mandated each year to inform the legislative leadership how much it would cost to fund the program.
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