Home » NEWS » Education » School choice push continues in Senate, House chance unclear

School choice push continues in Senate, House chance unclear

Backers of allowing Mississippi parents to spend public education money outside the traditional public school system continue to push for action in the 2018 legislature.

Tuesday, Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, held a hearing where supporters made their case.

Tollison says he still plans to introduce a bill that would expand the current program beyond students who need special education services to also include aid for children of low- and middle-income families to attend private schools.

The plan’s prospects are uncertain in the House, though. Proponents were counting votes last week but it’s unclear if they found a majority to support it. New House Education Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, a Long Beach Republican, says he’s unfamiliar with the measure and doesn’t know if he’ll support it.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*