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Most states offer school choice but not Mississippi

Interesting report from conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, which is calling 2011 “the year of school choice.” Most states are offering school choice options, but Mississippi is not on the list. As of August 2011, 18 states and Washington, D.C., have policies that support private school choice: Nine states—Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Rhode ...

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Nationwide, more money does not equal better education

Nationwide, growth in public school spending hasn’t led to significant academic improvement. What it has led to is more teachers and administrators. In our recent story “Miss. school choice,” the MBJ highlighted information from the Mississippi Center for Public Policy that shows that over time more money has been added to the state public school system, but student achievement has ...

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