Pro-charter school groups join lawsuit over money

A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money.

Mike Hurst, representing a group of parents from Midtown Public Charter School, says Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas made the decision after a Wednesday hearing. Lawyers for the three groups who want to intervene — the Midtown parents, the Mississippi Charter Schools Association and Midtown Partners — are drafting orders for Thomas to sign.

Mississippi’s three charter schools, all in Jackson, are operated by private, nonprofit groups.

Clarion Ledger
9/28/16