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Saturday, February 13, 2016

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MCPP News & Reports

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What Will More Money for K-12 Education Accomplish?

Proponents of spending more money on education say, or at least imply, that "fully funding the MAEP formula" will produce better results for students. But will it?...
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MCPP Launches School Spending Website

Now you can see where your school district spends your money. See how their priorities have changed over time, and see how spending relates to student success...
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Initiative 42 and 42A Analysis & Comparison

Initiative 42 and Alternative 42A will appear on the Nov. 3 Mississippi ballot. This updated analysis describes the effects these proposals could have if either one is adopted....
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Initiative 42 & 42A Presentation

Slides from MCPP's presentation regarding Initiative 42 and 42A...
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Regulating Private Property Rights to Death

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) have jointly issued a rule changing the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA)....
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Education Savings Accounts Now Available

The newly created Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program is now accepting applications from parents of special needs students who have had an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in the last 18 months....

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MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....
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Same-Sex Marriage and ObamaCare SCOTUS Rulings

Last week's deeply disturbing Supreme Court decisions must serve to remind us that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." We cannot allow our discouragement to dissuade us from reinforcing our resolve to speak the truth and to proclaim the principles of...
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Education "Profits"

Opponents of school choice often say they are afraid of profit-making in public education, with the strong implication that they think this is an evil concept....
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Thigpen Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

MCPP President Forest Thigpen issued the following statement regarding the ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves which overturned Mississippi's Constitutional provision defining marriage:...
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RFRA: The Civil Rights Act of First Amendment Law

Before the year began, many legislators were expecting a relatively noncontroversial session. This was, perhaps, wishful thinking. But one bill that did not seem controversial was SB 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MS-RFRA)....
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Federal Gov't Bigger Than Ever, Problems Still Exist

Last year, the federal government took in more money than any year in history - $2.7 trillion. The federal government also spent more money than any year in history - $3.7 trillion. We spent a trillion dollars more last year than we spent in 2006, just seven years...

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Policy Snapshots - January 13, 2015

Stop Police from Taking & Keeping Property Without a Conviction

Mississippi Families Are On the Move

Downplaying Vocational Skills Has Limited the Opportunities for Low-Income Students

School Choice Programs Survive Union-Sponsored Lawsuit to End Them...
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Snapshots - December 9, 2014

*Grocery Store Choice vs. School Choice
* Mississippi Has Fifth-Highest Minimum Wage When Adjusted for Cost of Living
* Promises Made, Promises Broken 2014: Unfunded Liabilities Hit $4.7 Trillion
* EPA Power Grab Enormous Expense, for What?
* "Right to Try"...
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Snapshots - November 21, 2014

* War on Poverty at 50 - What Have We Accomplished?
* Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency
* Net Neutrality: Imposing the "Utility Model" on Internet Providers
* Spurring Innovation in American Health Care
* America more pessimistic than poor nations...

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