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Our children deserve good schools. Good schools require full funding .

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Our children deserve good schools. Good schools require full funding .

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Our children deserve good schools. Good schools require full funding .

…we’re losing our children’s future without better schools and better jobs.
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    We must stop short-changing our children. Over the last six years, underfunding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program has resulted in a $1.5 billion  shortfall in funding for the education of our children. The consequences of this  are numerous, from low educational attainment to an inability of our state to attract family-sustaining jobs.

… at the thousands of Mississippians signing up to make change happen.
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…to your neighbors and friends, who want better schools and better jobs for our children and our state.
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  • Why are adequately funded public schools important to Mississippi?

    Will this new funding help our children get good jobs when they graduate from high school?

    Why Desoto County Schools Superintendent Milton Kuykendall supports Better Schools, Better Jobs.

    Why must we pass a constitutional amendment to require adequate funding for our K-12 schools?


    Why the Ballot Initiative matters, hear about the Legislature’s broken promises.

An exciting opportunity for our future…

How?

Mississippi’s economy is back on the move.

Our natural economic growth, not new taxes, will provide  funds to fully meet the promise of better schools and better jobs.

The Better Schools, Better Jobs initiative will require the Legislature to fully fund the state’s commitment to K-12 education, as it promised in 1997 with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. MAEP aims to ensure that every public school district has enough state support to provide the basics for a good education.

However, Better Schools, Better Jobs proposes a phase-in for the Legislature to use at least 25% of new growth to build up the MAEP fund, if its immediate full funding isn’t possible.

Support the Better Schools Better Jobs Initiative

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TELL your friends about the initiative

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  • K_12_funding_graphic

    We must stop short-changing our children. Over the last six years, underfunding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program has resulted in a $1.5 billion  shortfall in funding for the education of our children. The consequences of this  are numerous, from low educational attainment to an inability of our state to attract family-sustaining jobs.

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