Mississippi PEP

BY: Jerel Wade

It is hard to argue against “it’s for the kids.”

Have you ever noticed how many commercials on television use children to make a sale? Ever realized how many politicians will use their kids in their advertising? Heck, even I used my own son to record a radio spot during the last primary election.

Why? Because it is hard to argue against children.

I have no doubt in my mind that the vast majority of those who are for and against Initiative 42 genuinely want our schools to be better. But, there is no proof that an increase in money will change the performance of any school district.

Initiative 42 has been billed as a citizen’s initiative to fully fund education based on the MAEP formula. It took some 107,000 signatures from parents, grandparents, and concerned citizens to appear on the ballot. Far more than that number…

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