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Mississippi Education

What Would MLK Say About Education in Mississippi?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I didn't live in MLK's lifetime, but I'd like to think that if he were still around today, he would agree with me on the injustices that Mississippi K-12 students are experiencing. I have a dream that this generation of Mississippi students will be the ones to break the cycle of poverty in their home state -- but it starts with strong educational access.

Mississippi Has A $1.5 Billion School Funding Gap

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem more profound th...

The Long Road to Reform in Mississippi

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As an educator, it makes me disheartened to know that as a whole, public schools are not winning the battle against low-incomes and poverty and their negative impact on learning.

A Lot Of People In Mississippi Are Confused About The State's Education Standards

| Jackie Mader | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

It’s been called a federal curriculum, the end of literature lessons, and even, here in Mississippi, a “Muslim takeover of schools.” The Common ...

Did A School Leader Threaten To Fire Teachers Over Common Core?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Michael Watson blasted a local school superintendent on Facebook earlier this week, accusing the leader of threatening teachers...

Mississippi Prepares New Push On Education

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- It's early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson's class are working equations at the board....

The 'Crazy' Plan To Make Money From Public Education

The Hechinger Report | Sarah Carr and Annie Gilbertson | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. — When state officials here tried last year to recruit a for-profit company to manage schools in rural Tate County, the community out...

Continuing the Fight for Charter Schools in Mississippi

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Mississippi's educational system has reached a turning point, a time when things seem at their most dire, and yet many appear to simply sit idly by and do nothing.

Why Charter Schools in Mississippi Are a Good Idea

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As a native of Mississippi and a former public school teacher, I am deeply concerned about the future of its education system. While it still has many miles to go, Senate Bill 2401, which proposes to expand charter schools in Mississippi, is a step in the right direction.