Our 2017 Legislative Session Summary: Public Education Wins and Losses

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.

What's Next for Public Education?

What now? 

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!