Mississippi PEP


BY: Grant Callen

Mississippi is on top of the college football world. This historic accomplishment has generated tremendous publicity for Mississippi, even in areas unrelated to football. As a lifelong Mississippian, I can attest there is much to celebrate here. For my three children, my wife and me, Mississippi is the best place in the world to live and raise a family. However, we have major challenges, none greater than our last in the nation education system. For too many students, our education system is woefully inadequate.

What do we do about it?

Supporters of the so-called MAEP Ballot Initiative argue it is simply a money problem. They contend the legislature has failed to “fully fund” education, so the initiative would take that power from the legislature and give it to a Hinds County Chancery Judge.

Throwing more money at education will not fix it. We have steadily increased public…

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