Nancy Loome, founder and executive director of The Parents’ Campaign, spoke Wednesday at the Rotary of Club of Natchez regarding a proposed amendment that will be on the November 2015 general election ballot.
Loome spoke on behalf of members of another group, Better Schools, Better Jobs, which spearheaded an initiative to collect the 107,216 signatures of registered voters required to place the amendment on the ballot.
The group managed to collect 121,691 signatures — including more than 2,500 in Adams County —15,000 more than needed.
Loome said an adequate education for Mississippi children should be something that future generations can expect.
“A group got together and said, ‘I don’t think we can rely on the Legislature to do right by our children,’ and so they came up with a constitutional amendment,” Loome said. “Should we expect our children to have an adequate education program? Because we’re not doing that right now.”