BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Lt. Governor Tate Reeves election year political attempts to claim part of "his" agenda in the Mississippi Senate was successful, to end Common Core, continues to be dismissed by those on both sides of the issue. Immediately following passage of SB 2161, the bill Reeves claimed ended Common Core, state … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Reeves #CommonCore shell game backfires.
#7for7: In a word, Guns.
This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd's ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi's concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell … Continue reading #7for7: In a word, Guns.
PLUNKETT: Political response to Senate Conservative Coalition proves why it is needed.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A group of eleven state senators announced on Tuesday the formation of the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC). The group will assist conservatives in parsing through the details of approximately 3,000 bills filed each year at the state capitol with the hope of getting good conservative legislation in the spotlight … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Political response to Senate Conservative Coalition proves why it is needed.
AP: Freshmen legislators make their mark on education.
(Rep. Charles) Busby was tapped by leadership to carry the charter school bill in the House, and made the most of his opportunity. Though Democrats baited him in committee and during more than seven hours of debate on the House floor, Busby never lost his temper and was generally in command of the details of … Continue reading AP: Freshmen legislators make their mark on education.
Sen. Angela Hill: Charters will help minority and poor students achieve.
State Sen. Angela Burks Hill (R-Picayune), fresh off a Mississippi state legislative tour of a successful charter school system in Arkansas, says the Arkansas experiment is “proving that students from impoverished areas can perform as well as anyone else if placed in the proper learning environment.” Students from the Kipp Delta Charter Schools in West … Continue reading Sen. Angela Hill: Charters will help minority and poor students achieve.
School merger bill amended to protect “good” districts, some Republicans break ranks
The bill allows the state to depose school board members and order new elections in districts that are taken over twice within 10 years. It originally also allowed the state to merge a twice-failed district into a neighboring district without the consent of the neighboring district. But Sen. Hob Bryan, R-Amory, successfully amended the bill … Continue reading School merger bill amended to protect “good” districts, some Republicans break ranks