PLUNKETT: Common Core endangers innovation and choices in education.


BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett The announcement by Senate Conservatives last week that they uncovered evidence of racial quotas and associated race-based rewards for schools in the Mississippi Department of Education’s implementation plans for Common Core seemed to catch education bureaucrats, senate leadership and the media flatfooted. The immediate response from education officials in the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Common Core endangers innovation and choices in education.

Salter: Section 5 challenges on the horizon


The 10 states with the largest number of black elected officials in 2000 were: Mississippi (897), Alabama (731), Louisiana (701), Illinois (621), Georgia (582), South Carolina (540), Arkansas (502), North Carolina (498), Texas (475), and Michigan (340). But in the last decade, Section 5 states have begun to chafe under the law while the U.S. … Continue reading Salter: Section 5 challenges on the horizon

New debate expected on immigrant workers in Mississippi


Although it's important to get the crops to market quickly while still fresh, Mississippi's small specialty farmers aren't as prone to use illegal labor as are the larger specialty growers in Georgia and elsewhere, according to Hood. "The smaller guys won't take the risks that some of the larger specialty crop operations in other states … Continue reading New debate expected on immigrant workers in Mississippi