Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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Representatives from the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative policy think tank, and the Indiana-based school choice advocacy group Ed Choice led  a presentation at the Capitol outlining the history of publicly funded education savings accounts, which provide parents with an allowance for educational expenses.

Right now, Mississippi’s school choice programs allowing students to attend private schools are limited to students diagnosed with special needs or dyslexia.

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools. Opponents say siphoning resources from the public school system will make existing problems and underfunding worse.

READ: Parents know best? Lawmakers hear pitch for school choice for all

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