Empower Mississippi: Important Rulings On Charter School Lawsuit Only Weeks Way

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 17th, 2017 at 6:35 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: Charter Schools, Education, Empower Mississippi, Ethics, Grant Callen, Mike Hurst, Mississippi, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, School Choice

A lawsuit to force parents to remove their children from charter schools has been proceeding quietly for several months, but important rulings are expected to be handed down in the next few weeks.

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 […]

PLUNKETT: Let’s Not Mince Words: Don’t Just Fire This Woman. Prosecute Her!

By Keith Plunkett | October 7th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

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: Contributor, Delta, Education, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Opinion, School Choice, Teachers

Anyone watching the video of a Greenville Teacher dragging a special needs student by the hair after holding her down and allowing another student to taunt her, should be outraged. Not just outraged; enraged, fuming, and ready to cut off all taxpayer funding to anything that allows this to happen Welcome to another perfect example […]

Judge Allows Three Groups to Join Charter School Lawsuit

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 29th, 2016 at 7:23 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: Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Hinds County, Mike Hurst, News, School Choice

A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money. Mike Hurst, representing a group of parents from Midtown Public Charter School, says Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas made the decision after a Wednesday hearing. Lawyers for the three groups […]

OPINION: Charter School Focus Should Be in Mississippi Delta Where Reform is Needed Most

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2016 at 9:52 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: Charter Schools, Delta, Education, Leadership, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, Opinion, School Choice

Another year of charter schools in Mississippi, another year without one in the place where they’re most needed. The state Charter School Authorizer Board only approved one this year, and like the other three already in operation, it will be in Jackson. There’s certainly a need in the capital city for a change, but the […]

Charter School Authorizer Board Rejects Plan from ‘I Can Schools’ to Operate in Mississippi.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 8:26 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: Central Mississippi, Charter Schools, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Mississippi Charter School Authorizers rejected a plan by Ohio-based I Can Schools to open a number of new charters in Jackson. The state authorizer board voted against the charter operator, four to two yesterday, citing concerns over mixed academic performances of the some of the group’s newer schools. Board President Tommie Cardin says the state […]

SPLC Attorney’s Try For Summary Judgement in Charter Schools Lawsuit While Fighting Off Parents Attempting to Intervene.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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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: Central Mississippi, Charter Schools, Education, Hinds County, News, School Choice

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a motion on Monday with Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas requesting a summary judgement in the case seeking to defund charter schools in Jackson. The AP reports the motion argues that “the only dispute in the case involves interpreting the state Constitution,” and therefore the judge should rule […]

Pre-K Proponents Use Junk Studies To Tap Into Federal Money

By Keith Plunkett | February 27th, 2015 at 8:53 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: Contributor, Education, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDE, Mississippi, Opinion, Politics, School Choice

The real evidence from the more broad-based, randomized studies shows, at best, statistically insignificant results; at worst, the creation of social and behavioral problems by government intervention in the cognitive development of children. One of these is the most indepth study ever conducted on Head Start released in 2013.

PULLMAN: A novel way to turn schools over to teachers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 30th, 2014 at 8:51 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: Education, School Choice

BY: Joy Pullman| Heartland Institute One of the major problems with public education is that the desires of school staff and of families can work against each other. Often, what makes teachers comfortable degrades instruction. So here’s a novel idea that could change that: Convert ownership of each public school into stock options that a […]