Posts Tagged ‘Charter schools’

GOP agenda reflected in bills, amendments filed in Legislature

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are sponsoring bills to tighten restrictions on abortion, crack down on immigration, expand the use of charter schools and limit the power of the attorney general. Yesterday was the deadline to file general bills and constitutional amendments to be considered during the 2012 session, which began in early January and is […] [...]

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New charter school legislation intoduced in Senate

JACKSON — A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools. The bill, which was discussed yesterday in the Senate Education Committee, would send local tax money along with the student to any charter school, even if the charter school is in another public school district. Senate […] [...]

Lawmakers debating new charter school legislation

JACKSON — With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out details of a new law. The alternative public schools promise high academic performance in exchange for freedom from rules governing regular public schools. But witnesses told House and Senate members yesterday […] [...]

National group blasts charter school bill

by Published: March 29,2010

Tags: Charter schools, education, Legislature

WASHINGTON — Todd Ziebarth, vice president, state advocacy and support, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released a statement blasting the charter school bill in the Mississippi Legislature. Ziebarth said, “In 1997, Mississippi enacted what was widely considered to be the nation’s weakest charter school law because it only allowed six traditional public schools […] [...]

Charter schools could bring federal money

by Published: March 25,2010

Tags: Charter schools, education, Legislature

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are considering a charter school proposal that backers say could better position the state for federal funding. The Obama administration has $4.35 billion set aside in its Race to the Top education reform program. Mississippi Senate Education Committee Chairman Videt Carmichael says the state could earn extra points if it had […] [...]

Parental freedom and educational nourishment

What if your city officials said to you, “As long as you live here, you will only shop at one grocery store — the one we choose for you.” If you could get past the arrogance and the restriction on your freedom, you might be able to live with that dictate as long as your […] [...]

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