Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Special Needs Bill: Bold Step in Giving Parents More Choice

Mississippi Center for Public Policy President Forest Thigpen commended the Mississippi Legislature for passing the "Equal Opportunity for Children with Special Needs" bill, Senate Bill 2695. The bill is now on its way to Governor Bryant, who has promised...

How to Start a Charter School

See the video from our "How to Start a Charter School" conference, held June 25, 2013 in Jackson.

If you are interested in opening a charter school or supporting one in your community - or if you think you might be - this introductory conference is for...

Bomgar Rejection is a Travesty

It is a travesty that a majority of the Senate Education Committee would consider the CEO of one of Mississippi's greatest success stories to be unworthy to serve on the State Board of Education....

MCPP Celebrates Passage of Charter School Legislation

By a vote of 34-18 in the Senate and 62-56 in the House, a charter school bill finally heads to the governor's desk...
Governing by Principle

MCPP Statement Opposing State Funded Pre-Kindergarten

MCPP Statement Opposing State Funded Pre-Kindergarten...

House Vote on Charter Schools

Click here to see how representatives voted on the 2013 Public Charter School Act...

Statement from MCPP on Mississippi's Obamacare Exchange

Statement regarding recent developments at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding Mississippi's Obamacare exchange...
Leading Toward Liberty

MCPP Announces Exceed Schools Award

Today MCPP announces the winners of the Exceed School award, recognizing the highest-performing public schools in Mississippi with poverty rates above 90%...

MDE's Low Bar Inflates School Grades

We all want our public schools to succeed. But what, exactly, does "success" mean?

In a few days the Mississippi Department of Education will release the ratings for public schools and school districts in our state. For the first time ever, schools and...
Liberty Bell

Statement by Forest Thigpen on the State Health Insurance Exchange

Response to an editorial and column in the Clarion-Ledger regarding our Liberty Luncheon on State Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion...

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