Impact of Education Choice on Public Funds Essay

1292 Words Jan 23rd, 2011 6 Pages
u08a1 Impact of Education Choice on Public Funds

A Coleman

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. Though the U.S. Supreme Court declared school desegregation in the 1954 ruling on the famous “Brown v. Board of Education" case, the state of Mississippi did not allow racially or ethnically different students to mix together in schools until 1970, sixteen years after the 1954 Supreme Court ruling, according to the Civil Rights Timeline, created by the Mississippi Humanities Council at Southern Mississippi. Brown v. Board of Education prompted parents
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Private, parochial or denominational schools accepting free school textbooks on behalf of their students must file annual reports as required by the State Board of Education (Miss. Code Ann. § 37-43-51). Throughout the years, numerous bills to give vouchers or tax credits/ tax deductions have died in House Committees.
SB 2204, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972
“Allows the Mississippi Department of Education to authorize local school districts to apply for charter school district status under the Charter School Law, and to provide certain procedures and criteria regarding the authority of a school district to reorganize itself as a charter school district; and for related purposes.” In 1997, Mississippi enacted what was widely considered to be the nation's weakest charter school law because it only allowed six failing, traditional public schools, one for each Congressional District, to convert to charter schools while failing to allow any brand new charter schools to start from scratch. It was allowed to die in 2009. During the 12 years that the law was on the books, only one traditional public school converted to a public charter school. Senate Bill 2721 is the latest bill in regards charter schools. This current bill is one authorizing new start-up charter schools to be established in Mississippi recently passed the State Senate and is now being taken up in the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 2721, which passed the senate by a vote of

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