Representative Jeramey Anderson on Education Funding
JACKSON – Representative Jeramey Anderson (D-Moss Point) said he will not support a new education funding formula that has not been vetted by educators or undergone a series of public hearings.
“We should not change the education funding formula without taking into account the people who will be affected the most,” said Anderson. “It is time that we start listening to our students, educators and administrators directly in order to craft policy based on their experiences, needs and concerns.”
Anderson said he will not support a new education funding formula during a special session called by the Governor, if scrupulous vetting has not taken place.
“I will not support any measures short of level funding the upcoming fiscal year, and I will continue to push for full funding of the current MAEP formula until a new formula has been proven to be a better option through thorough research and recommendations from our constituents,” said Anderson.
“I urge my colleagues to join me in voting against any new education funding legislation that has not been properly vetted or presented in a series of public hearings.”
Anderson is asking the public to join him in signing an online petition. He also asks that members of the public contact their Senators and Representatives, urging them to vote against any new education funding legislation that has circumvented public input.