Business group joins push for Miss. charter schools

“Mississippians are fed up with the dismal results and want meaningful change now,” Bomgar said.

Better Education for Mississippi has a Republican tinge. It includes C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena, Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson, EastGroup Properties chairman and former Mississippi Development Authority chief Leland Speed, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Dennis, former state Republican Party chairman and ambassador to Tanzania Mike Retzer, and former chief of staff to Gov. Kirk Fordice Andy Taggart.

Bomgar, whose company makes software that is used by universities and others, said he and other members of the business group did not have a financial interest in seeing charter schools open.

Clarion Ledger
1/7/13