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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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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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Big Money In Washington State

Charter schools are currently not allowed in Washington State. However, that may change this November when its residents vote on a ballot measure that, if passed, will open the state up to charter schools. There are people with a lot … Continue reading

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Got School Choice? Yep.

In 2001, the United States Congress passed a sweeping piece of education legislation known as “No Child Left Behind”. The law established an unprecedented emphasis on the relationship between federal funding and test scores. There has been much talk over … 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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