JACKSON- Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef offered this statement following passage of SB 2401, the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012, in the Senate:

“I congratulate Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on the successful passage of the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act in the Senate, and thank him for his leadership on the issue. Chairman Gray Tollison and Vice-Chairman Nancy Collins should also be commended for their hard work in authoring this legislation and guiding it through the Education committee. Charter schools are long overdue in Mississippi as true reform was killed year after year under the previous leadership in the House, but parents throughout the state will soon have an additional option in the public school education of their children.”

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Brett Kittredge
Communications Director
Mississippi Republican Party