House speaker Philip Gunn said the latest work to modernize the state funding formula for public schools will not be a backdoor attempt to expand the state’s charter school law.
Gunn said last week lawmakers have done what they are going to do on charter schools and that they need to see how the current law works before making any changes.
On today’s episode, Daily Journal capitol bureau chief Bobby Harrison (5:37) joins Derek and Brad to discuss charter schools and the funding study. EdBuild, the company hired to conduct that study, has indicated its focus is to base funding on individualized students needs.
Also on today’s show, William Moore (12:51) highlights a new grant to the Tupelo-based Family Resource Center that will help students and adults across north Mississippi earn their high school diplomas. It will provide free dual enrollment courses for high school credits.
Business editor Dennis Seid (20:56) talks about a program by Cooper Tire to introduce students to modern manufacturing and available careers.