Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Leading Toward Liberty

Statement of Forest Thigpen on the Lawsuit to Kill Charter Schools in Mississippi

Forest Thigpen, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed yesterday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The suit alleges that charter school funding violates the Mississippi constitution,...
Liberty Bell

The Scalia Legacy - Lunch with Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute

Join us for lunch with Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow of Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute. Ilya will discuss Justice Scalia's legacy and the impact of his passing on pending cases and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court....

MCPP's Justice Institute Files First Case

With the assistance of the Mississippi Justice Institute, two Mississippi taxicab drivers have filed suit against the City of Jackson for violating their Constitutional rights of due process and equal protection through anti-competitive, arbitrary and irrational...

MCPP Launches Mississippi Justice Institute

Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) today announced the creation of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) as the Center’s legal arm to represent Mississippians whose state or federal Constitutional rights are threatened by government actions. Former...
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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...

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....
Liberty Bell

Liberty Luncheon - Is Common Core Constitutional?

John Sauer explains the constitutional and legal questions that continue to plague Common Core....

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...
Liberty Bell

MCPP Supports Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy strongly supports passage of the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MS-RFRA). We are not alone in this position....

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...

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