PICKERING: America’s tech giants are not the problem and antitrust is not the solution

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America’s tech giants are not the problem and antitrust is not the solution. As we enter into a new age of competition and rivalry...

School Choice: What happens when the choices end

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When the parents of the founding scholars chose to send their 5th graders to ReImagine Prep nearly four years ago, they were putting a...

Is there hope for special needs education appropriation this session?

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Lawmakers at the Capitol are hoping to Sine Die a full two weeks early and this week the House and Senate debate arguably some...

OPINION: Higher cigarette tax means a stronger workforce

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By: Tina Lakey Mississippi is our home. For me, it is where I grew up and reared a family. It’s also where I have worked...

Op-Ed: Kids with autism will suffer without ESA or adequate options for therapy

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Sitting on a desk in Rankin County is the one hope a mother had for one of her twin daughters. It’s an Education Scholarship...

The Internet Sales Tax & Cheating Your Hometown

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Special to Y’all Politics from Rep. Jay Hughes With Gov. Bryant’s special session looming and all of the rush to either be “For” or “Against”...

Recommended teacher pay raise brings discussion of unmet classroom needs–paid for by teachers

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Election years are notoriously quiet in the Mississippi State Legislature, with lawmakers already outlining a relatively non-controversial session agenda. One of the items on...

Empower Mississippi: The ESA program is working. Why is it so small?

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Just before the end of the 2019 legislative session, the state legislature acted on its 2015 promise to offer Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) to...

Mississippi high ranked for charter schools–still lessons to be learned

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In the last five years since Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation allowing charter schools to move into Mississippi, five schools have opened. Four are...

Congressman Trent Kelly touts optimism – basis for new ad

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Earlier this month, Republican Congressman Trent Kelly’s job was to get the home crowd fired up for President Donald J. Trump at his rally...

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