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The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Lamar County native Kent McCarty in the April 2 runoff for HD 101 special election

 

Kent McCarty, MSPEPAC endorsed candidate for District 101 special election runoff on April 2, 2019

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Kent McCarty in the District 101 House of Representatives special election runoff to replace Representative Brad Touchstone, who was elected Lamar County Court Judge.

MSPEPAC was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public-education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.

 


AG Opinion Will Strengthen State Legislature

Every year around this time, the Mississippi Legislature develops a variety of policies and bills designed to reinvent or reform public education – school choice, high-stakes testing, letter grades for school performance, you name it.

Sadly, teachers are very rarely a part of these education reform initiatives, and they have been actively discouraged from participating in the legislative process thanks to bills that have been introduced over the years, such as the one to prohibit educators from contacting their legislators during working hours. And even more disheartening, Mississippi teachers have been excluded from serving as legislators due to a regulation of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) that, for decades, has forced educators and other public employees to forfeit their retirement benefits if elected to serve in our Legislature.


The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Sunflower County native Otis Anthony in the November 27 runoff for HD 31 special election

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Rev. Otis Anthony in the District 31 House of Representatives special election runoff to replace Representative Sara Thomas, who retired at the end of June. 

MSPEPAC was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public-education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.


The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Tallahatchie County native Tracey Rosebud in the May 8 special election

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Tracey Rosebud in the District 30 House of Representatives special election.

Founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools, MSPEPAC has completed a selection process to endorse a candidate in the Delta’s District 30 special election to replace Representative Robert Huddleston, who retired at the end of February. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.


5 Takeaways from the 2018 Mississippi Legislative Session

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...