Charter schools bill clears House panel, but questions remain

Concerns about school funding, administrator qualifications and allowing for-profit companies to manage charter schools in Mississippi will likely dominate debate on a related House Education Bill this week.

Another question, which also came up several times among House Education Committee members Tuesday, will likely be why charter schools are needed.

“I saw nothing in here that’s going to get us off the bottom,” James Evans, D-Jackson, said before the committee voted.

Clarion Ledger
1/22/13