Monthly Archives: September 2010

Community Colleges Seek Fair Funding

Folks at community colleges think they get the short end of the stick in Mississippi education funding. Let’s take a look. Take this year’s money for public schools, universities, and community colleges, deduct special appropriations for things like blind and … Continue reading

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School Consolidation Dead Already

Sigh. The governor’s Commission on Mississippi Educational Structure can at long last rest in peace…like its soon to be dormant recommendations. Remember, this is the commission appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to show how to consolidate up to 50 school … Continue reading

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Budget Tap Dance about to Begin

One year Mama made me take Betty Lutz’s tap dancing class. Yuk! But, I suspect a number of today’s politicians wish their mamas had been so forceful. As legislative leaders gather to begin the great budget tap dance for fiscal … Continue reading

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Safety Net Important to Mississippians

Mark Twain wrote, “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.” Later, Abraham Maslow developed his Hierarchy of Human Needs model to describe human motivation. In simple terms it tells us that morality, responsibility, and other principle-based motivations … Continue reading

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