Monthly Archives: May 2016

State Government in “Oops” Mode

Oops….The Department of Revenue laid off 35 temp workers who help process tax returns just as thousands of April tax returns arrived. Not only will Mississippi tax returns get processed late, but the snafu made April tax collections come up … Continue reading

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Most 12th Graders Are Not College or Career Ready

“Most High School Seniors Aren’t College Or Career Ready, Says Nation’s Report Card,” reads the headline. A look at “The National Report Card” for 2015 produced by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) shows just 25% of U.S. 12th … Continue reading

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Responsible Governance Has Had Its Day in Mississippi

Bless their hearts. They did the best they could. After taking care of themselves, political promises, and lobbyists, there just wasn’t much Republican legislators, with their new super-majority in the House and Senate, could do to take care of Mississippi’s … Continue reading

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Needed – Politicians Who Live Biblical Principles

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is right. We need more political leaders who “believe in and live biblical principles.” “If we don’t do this we are going to lose our country,” said Graham, the son of the Rev. Billy Graham. He … Continue reading

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Universities Must Do Even Better Job Preparing Reading Teachers

Reading matters. Perhaps no other accomplishment would improve Mississippi prosperity more than for all our children to read proficiently. So believed Jim and Sally Barksdale 16 years ago when they invested $100 million to improve reading outcomes for Mississippi children. … Continue reading

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