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***INTERNATIONAL TEST SCORES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW***

International test scores were released this week. Soon we will begin to hear that familiar tagline on the nightly news,”U.S. students lag other nations.” Here are three things that you need to know but will not get from the mainstream … Continue reading

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**PUBLIC SCHOOL SHOCKER!!*

This group of teenagers might have just started a revolution. Last weekend, the Meridian High School Academic Team came in 2nd place at a statewide competition. Here is an excerpt from the official press release: “Congratulations to the Meridian High … Continue reading

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State Auditor Pickering’s War on Schools

There was a recent article in The Clarion-Ledger about the State Auditor’s crackdown on alleged absenteeism in Mississippi’s public schools. The piece quotes audit chief Stacey Pickering as saying that “It’s more than one school, more than one district and … Continue reading

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CHARTER SCHOOLS, TAKE TWO.

A new year is about to begin, along with a new attempt to create publicly funded, privately managed charter schools in Mississippi. Despite the legislature’s failed attempt to pass a charter school bill in 2012, which was due in large … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF SHOWING UP

Something profound took place on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. It was a true act of civic duty, an authentic exercise in democracy. It was something that can change history and affect lives. It costs nothing. In fact, all a person … Continue reading

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My Response to The Sun-Herald Editorial

The editorial board of the Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi Sun-Herald recently wrote a scathing, unfair critique of Mississippi’s public schools. The piece is repugnant in its simple damnation of our state’s public school students, teachers and parents. Who has gotten to the … Continue reading

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**THE MEDIOCRITY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS(AND OTHER MYTHS)**

Things we often hear: “So-and-so’s child transferred to the local public school because the classwork there is easier and less challenging.” OR: “Public school teachers simply “teach to the test” and our kids aren’t being taught how to think for … Continue reading

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