Reed, McMahan will attend public education rally at Capitol

Public education advocates are expected to gather this morning at the Mississippi Capitol to voice concerns over a potential rewrite of the state’s school funding formula.

Among them will be at least two familiar faces from the Tupelo area.

Former Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. will speak at the event and Sen. Chad McMahan, R-Guntown, is expected to attend in support.

“I represent four great public school systems, and I want to be there to support the folks who are supporting me,” McMahan said.

The rally, organized by advocacy group Mississippi Education Funding, takes place today in the second-floor rotunda of the Capitol building at 10:30 a.m.

Daily Journal
3/16/17