Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

PLUNKETT: Government Data Collection: It’s Not The Governments Story To Tell

By Keith Plunkett | July 21st, 2017 at 11:07 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Commentary, Common Core, Contributor, Economy, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

Unelected state agency directors using government data collection information from a federally funded data program at a university heavily dependent on federal subsidy want to tell Mississippi’s story.

So Far, Applicants To Propose Nine Charter Schools For Approval By May 9 Deadline.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 19th, 2017 at 6:10 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Common Core, Education, Ethics, MDE, News, School Choice, Superintendents

All groups must submit full applications by May 9 containing educational, financial and operational plans. Some are likely to drop out along the way or be cut later for incomplete plans. The board is scheduled to vote on proposals Sept. 11, after reviewing applications.

Legislation Would Stop #CommonCore Implementation In Mississippi

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 11th, 2017 at 7:28 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Ashley Henley, Becky Currie, Common Core, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

Two bills introduced in the Mississippi legislature would halt implementation of Common Core and require legislative approval for all future education standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state. Rep. Ashley Henley (R- Southaven) introduced House Bill 279 (HB279) on Jan. 3. Sen. Angela […]

ANDERSON: Will President-Elect Trump’s Selection For Secretary of Education Lead Dismantling of Common Core As Promised?

By Rita Anderson | December 15th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

BY: Rita Anderson / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Clinton resident, past president of Clinton Chamber, active in Morrison Heights Baptist Church and secretary of Hinds County Republican Women.

Filed Under: Carey Wright, Christianity, Common Core, Contributor, Education, Ethics, Federal Government, Leadership, MDE, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Rita Anderson, School Choice

President-elect Trump’s commitment to ‘Make America Great Again!’ is no longer a campaign slogan but a promise repeated throughout his current thank-you tour across the country. And he’s added more detail to just what he means by great. Great means strong – economically and militarily. Great means safe – at our borders and in our […]

State Board of Education Proposes Yet More Changes to School Rating System.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 1st, 2016 at 11:07 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Common Core, Education, MDE, News, Teachers

The State Board of Education is proposing more changes to the school rating system. Mississippi taxpayers and parents have heard this before. This latest change begs the question, do the state’s attempts at school ratings really have any meaning, anymore? Can they be trusted to offer a legitimate gauge of a schools progress? In 2014, […]

Has Anything United Parents More Than Their Hatred of #CommonCore?

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 29th, 2016 at 6:30 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Commentary, Common Core, Education, Federal Government, MDE

BY: Jennifer Kabbany In that classroom, there were parents representing all demographics. Republican, Democrat. Young, old. Black, white, Latino. Everyone hates Common Core. I was not one of the parents who had called to complain last year as I worked with my daughter on shading diagrams and estimating answers and working through unintelligible word problems, […]