Hall: Pilot charter school program could work in Mississippi

Everyone knows that one of the top issues for the upcoming legislative session is charter schools. Last year, the bill failed largely because it never made it out of committee in the House, where a bipartisan group of legislators killed the Senate version. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, has fixed that problem by reassigning committee members.

But despite the problems in the House committee, there were still vital differences between the Senate and House versions. The question comes down to this: Do you allow charter schools in all districts or just failing districts?

Sam Hall
Clarion Ledger