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Learning from first class of charter schools

Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board chairman Tommy Cardin released last week a list of 12 potential charter school programs that could be approved for the state under a law passed last year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the list and wonders how much all educators in the state will learn from the charter schools that gain approval and open in the next year or two. (March 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Members of the Oxford School Board write to explain their position, preferences and concerns when it comes to pending charter school legislation in Mississippi. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Are we going to stop paying attention to public education?

      Local columnist T.J. Ray, after taking a closer look at Senate Bill 2189, expresses concerns about charter schools’ accountability in Mississippi and wonders if it signals an overall tendency to stop paying full attention to public education in the state. (February 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Charters not the ‘school choice’ Mississippi deserves

        Anne White Foster writes a guest column about school choice, charter schools and public school education in Mississippi. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Charter school issue debated

          UM event examines the pros and cons of the House and Senate bills that could lead to charter schools in Mississippi. (February 11, 2013, Page 1)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Retired Lafayette County educator James E. Herod passes along information about teacher certification and his take on charter schools. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Syl Moorhead takes a closer look at charter schools and points out some questions to be answered and problems to be worked out before they become widespread. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                Harvey shares state of district

                Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey shared concerns over the charter school bills currently in the House and Senate as well as talked future funding and accountability. (January 23, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                    What about the failing charter schools?

                    Former Mississippi state superintendent of schools and Oxonian Dick Boyd writes to ask if lawmakers are considering the results of failing charter schools along with the success stories, and he cites ratings from Ohio in his guest column. (January 16, 2013, Page 4)

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