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The Year of School Choice

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The year 2011 was declared by the Wall Street Journal to be “The Year of School Choice,” as twelve states and the District of Columbia gave parents more opportunities to choose the best education for their children.

 

Now, more families in America have options such as charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, homeschooling, online learning, attending school in another district, and more.

 

It appears that the Mississippi Legislature is finally poised to allow the creation of charter schools – and by that, I mean real charter schools, not the counterfeit kind that exists in our current law.

 

But charter schools ought to be only the starting point for expanding options for parents in Mississippi. Our state Constitution won’t allow vouchers at this point, but other options are available, especially for parents who can’t afford private schools or can’t afford to move to a different district or who can’t home school.

 

Let’s make 2012 “The Year of School Choice” in Mississippi.

Watch “A Stone’s Throw”

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

To see why we need charter public schools in Mississippi, go to www.astonesthrowthemovie.com to watch an 18-minute movie with parents, pastors, students, and school administrators telling why they see the need for Mississippi to have charter public schools. Also featured are two charter public schools, each just “a stone’s throw away” in Arkansas and Tennessee.


Stay Informed About Charter Schools

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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If you include your cell phone number, we will only use that to send you a text message when there is urgent action needed, such as a call to your legislator when he or she will be voting on the bill to allow Charter Schools in Mississippi. We will NOT give your number to anyone else, and we will not use it for any purpose other than charter school-related matters.