JACKSON, Miss. -- Education reform is expected to be a hot topic during the 2013 legislative session.
House Education Committee Chairman John Moore says the state’s current education system has some problems. “We are finding out that the data being given to the State Department (of Education) to actually come up with our ranking system, some of it is flawed and false.”
Moore says its time for the state to look outside the box. “The system actually needs to be looking at what’s going on in the private school markets and in the specialty school markets; and see some of the things that are actually going on out there. And, see if they can be incorporated into the public school model,” he adds.
Nearly $3 billion of your tax dollars are being spent to fund public education. Moore says his priority is to ensure everyone one of those dollars are spent effectively and result in the best possible education for your children.