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.

Officials hope MPACT plan will reopen by January 2014.


The board of the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan announced in September it was stopping new enrollment until an audit could be done of the plan’s long-term sustainability. At the time, Fitch would not commit to resumption of the plan. On Tuesday, auditors with Michigan-based Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company told the board that … Continue reading Officials hope MPACT plan will reopen by January 2014.