Education

Bigger Pie Forum believes a well-trained and educated work force is critical to the success of any community. BPF's agenda to ensure that all students receive a quality education is centered on four tenets: teachers matter; curriculum counts; choice and competition work; and accountability and innovation are essential.

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MDE Graduation Reports Did the dog eat MDE’s homework?  by BPF Published July 15, 2020 In early June 2020, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued a scathing seventeen page report on the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and it appears MDE may need to repeat the last eleven years.

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State Auditor's Education Report on Outside-the-Classroom Spending

State Auditor’s Education Report on Outside-the-Classroom Spending

A report by State Auditor Shad White states that Mississippi taxpayers are spending more for administrative costs for K-12 education than neighboring states.

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BPF Book Review Indistractable

BPF Book Review | Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

The power to ping and ding devices has turned smartphones into weapons of mass distraction.

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Charter Schools in Jackson

Charter Schools in Jackson

A case before the Mississippi Supreme Court brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2014 could determine whether public charter schools can continue to survive.

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MS Taxpayers Are Spending More To Educate Fewer Students

Mississippi Taxpayers Are Spending More To Educate Fewer Students

The debate on school funding is always based on the amount, but too often, where that money is going is not considered by the pro-increase side. A recent analysis shows that Mississippi taxpayers are spending more to educate fewer students.

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MDE

MDE Teacher Pay Raise Error — A Pattern of Behavior

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has 550 employees, the highest paid state superintendent of education nationally and a budget this upcoming year of $181 million for the department. So why, when asked by the Legislature, couldn’t MDE provide the correct number of teachers across the state that would receive the intended raise?

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Mississippi Education Spending

The Debate in Mississippi Over K-12 Education Spending

The debate in Mississippi over K-12 education spending has always been based on the idea that taxpayers aren’t spending enough and the state is falling behind the rest of the nation as a result. The debate on K-12 education spending not only needs to be about how much is spent, but also on where that money goes.

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