And, while many are general in nature, there are a number of specific goals as well.
One is transitioning to all-appointed school superintendents by 2015. Another is creating a quality early childhood education and development system.
A third is decreasing the birth rates among females younger than age of 19.
Leading the Blueprint Mississippi 2011 charge is a group of business leaders called the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce.
They helped raise $1.25 million in private funds for Blueprint Mississippi that launched in January.
“That’s the only person in the entire district that doesn’t have to have professional standards attached,” said Morris, past president of the Mississippi Professional Educators Association. “All the rest of us do.”
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