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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

D.W. Steel writes about House Bill 2633, which deals with school prayer, and urges the Legislature to leave things as they are by not passing the bill. (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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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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      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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        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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            Recalling Oxford’s other integration story

            Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at Oxford’s other integration story from the past – when community and school leaders came together to work out differences in the integration of the local public schools system. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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              Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

              Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Charter school concerns

                Oxford Schools Board President Buddy Chain writes a guest column giving his personal take and concerns about charter schools, an idea that is being discussed by state lawmakers in Jackson. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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