Whew! It's been less than a month since the Mississippi Legislature adjourned for 2018, and what a ride it was! Overall, the session saw lawmakers positively respond to the will of the people, as advocates like you asked them to protect school funding, reject privatization, and provide our schools with the resources they need to succeed. Although the session is over, our work to elect public education champions to the legislature is just getting started. What can we learn from the 2018 session? Here are our five takeaways...Read more
What a year working together to support public education in Mississippi! As the Mississippi Public Education PAC prepares for the 2018 Legislative session, we are taking a look back at some of the highlights and successes of the past year. We've celebrated milestones. We've helped elect candidates. We've seen parents, educators, and stakeholders -- all ordinary Mississippians -- speak out for public education and its crucial role in the future of our state. As 2017 comes to a close, we are reminded that across Mississippi, public school classrooms are where so many of our youngest citizens find hope… for the future, for their dreams, for the new view of the world that learning brings. When we stand for public education we stand for their hopes and dreams! Thank you for joining us in that effort.Read more
NEWS RELEASE: The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed two pro-public education candidates in Nov. 7 special elections
TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed two candidates in statewide legislative special elections.Read more
The Mississippi Public Education PAC monitors news from across the state that impacts public education. Below is a recap of a couple of important developments in Mississippi education news along with some of our takeaways. It's easy for public school supporters to feel discouraged when we see stories like those in this month's news, but at MSPEPAC, they only increase our resolve to advocate for all of Mississippi's public school students. Thank you for staying engaged and helping to ensure that our schools are adequately funded so that every student has the opportunity to succeed.Read more
The Mississippi Public Education PAC monitors legislation that impacts public education in our state. Below is a summary of the 2017 Mississippi Legislative Session. Thank you for staying engaged and helping to ensure that our schools are adequately funded so that every student has the opportunity to succeed.Read more
It’s been a challenging few weeks for public education supporters. Many are disappointed by the choices our elected officials in Washington are making — choices that don’t seem to benefit public education. Choices that run contrary to the voice of many voters.
In the Mississippi Legislature, the story isn’t much different. The closed-door methods of elected officials have set a dangerous precedent of cutting voters out of the decision-making process. In response, so many public school supporters like you have called or emailed legislators, making your voices heard on important issues like how our schools are funded, whether more public dollars can be sent to private schools, and how local communities can select school board members. Thank you for letting your voices make a difference for public school children!