Judge rules in favor of Oxford mom’s ed initiative lawsuit

A judge ruled in favor of the Oxford mother who filed a lawsuit against the legislature’s alternative to the Initiative 42 ballot measure, a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative that seeks to mandate the legislature fully fund public schools.

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston L. Kidd denied the motion to dismiss the lawsuit of the Oxford mother, Adrian Shipman, filed by attorney Michael Wallace on behalf of the legislature…

…”The ballot title will be changed and altered by this court.”

Kidd rewrote the title of 42-A to say the Legislature should fund “effective public schools” but there would be no “mechanism to enforce that right.”