GEOFF PENDER: Conservative governor, radical mayor work together on JPS

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba are trying a novel approach to fix Jackson’s ailing public schools: They’re working together, communicating, trying to think outside the box.

And — gasp — they’re not gearing up for a court battle. That’s rare in Mississippi educational policy and funding debate. Usually step one is for somebody to lawyer up and sue.

Clarion Ledger