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Thomas Howard: Teachers deserve adequate pay

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Last week, Mississippi lawmakers advanced a bill to give public school teachers a much-needed raise, a highly anticipated and widely popular move to combat a massive teacher shortage plaguing our state.  Mississippi, like with many other statistical reports, ranks near the bottom in teacher and assistant teacher salaries, something lawmakers ha








Guest Column: It’s time to look at equity in Mississippi school funding

By TYLER HANSFORD,

For years there has been a funding disparity in Mississippi public schools. The law that defines how schools are to be funded has only been followed a few times in recent years, and there seems to be little interest by the legislative leadership in changing that. Rather, many legislators are rallying around a total rebuild of the law.





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