THE ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL (McComb): School districts would be unwise to sue state over funding

At least three law firms in Mississippi are speaking to school boards around the state, encouraging them to join a lawsuit against the Legislature in search of education money the districts should have received but did not.

It’s hard to think of a riskier course of action than suing the group that provides a big chunk of your operating budget. School boards that join this proposed lawsuit are playing with fire….

….The idea of government entities in court over such a high-profile issue is troublesome. Both will be spending taxpayer dollars to make their point. That’s simply wasteful.

There’s a better way to solve this: Voting. The best way for anybody to get more money from the Legislature is through elections.

Sunherald
7/29/14