Legislation aimed at punishing DeSoto

Legislation coming out of the State Capitol in Jackson is squarely aimed at undermining the state’s fastest growing and academically high achieving school system as punishment for helping to defeat charter school legislation last year.

That’s the view of several DeSoto County lawmakers battling a flurry of bills coming out of both legislative chambers in Jackson.

In addition to charter school legislation which might siphon funds away from public education, to floating the possibility of appointed rather than elected school superintendents, legislation is being hurled in DeSoto County’s direction with the force of heat-seeking missiles, according to members of DeSoto County’s legislative delegation.

Robert Lee Long
DeSoto Times