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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 22% of Mississippi 4th graders are proficient in math and reading, and only 19% of 8th graders are proficient in those same subjects. These numbers demonstrate the abject failure of an entrenched education establishment, and that’s why FreedomWorks is helping Governor Bryant bring free-market solutions to the education system.
The governor is committed to reform, but he needs our help to get it done.
One good bill, SB 2401, which would establish charter schools in the state, recently passed the Senate, but now it must pass the House. Charter schools operate outside of the education establishment, which means they can institute a dynamic curriculum that meets the needs of individual students. Unfortunately, some House members have chosen to ignore the facts and are instead going to great lengths to prevent this reform from taking place.
Please call the Representatives below and urge them to support SB 2401, which would allow charter schools to be created in all school districts. Let them know you support sweeping education reform and tell them: “School choice is the right choice!”
Forrest Hamilton (R): District 6: (601)359-4075
Wanda Jennings (R): District 7: (601)359-3327
Steve Massengill (R): District 13: (601)359-3338
Pat Nelson (R): District 40: (601)359-3339
Nick Bain (D): District 2: (601)359-3338
Jody Steverson (D): District 4: (601)359-2435