World Socialist and the Mississippi Parents Campaign have something in common; they are more worried about jobs than educating kids.

Outsourcing education: The rise of virtual schools: www.wsws.org/articles/2011/sep2011/virt-s01.shtml

Mississippi—schools illegally under funded

For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi will fail to meet the state’s statutory obligation to support K-12 schools, under funding school districts by 10.5 percent. This obligation was designed to support funding for lower-income and underperforming schools, and has already cost 2,060 school employee layoffs.

Mississippi Virtual Public School was established by legislation in 2006. Last year it serviced 2,800 students. As of 2010, the school contract was awarded to the nationwide chain, Connections Academy, and will be run for profit.

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