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Vicki Slater on Education

 

 


Constitutional provision to fully fund public schools

Q: What issue do you plan to focus on?

A: If the education system was fully funded, we could hire thousands of assistant teachers that could help students that have problems reading--or in whatever area--ahead of time of them being tested rather than to hire teaching assistants after the failure by the students. Thousands of textbooks could be bought with that money. There are schools systems in Mississippi where there aren't enough textbooks for the room. It's total failure in leadership.

Q: Democrats have been very critical of the governor and Republican leadership on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, but shouldn't there be some flexibility for, say, times of economic downturn?

A: No; they have had that flexibility since 1997, and they've only fully funded twice. There wasn't an economic downturn in every one of those years. They're not going to do it unless there is a constitutional provision that requires them to do it. I don't think it should be left to them.

Source: Jackson Free Press on 2015 Mississippi Gubernatorial race , Jul 22, 2015

Vouchers drain money from the public schools

Source: 2016 gubernatorial campaign website, slater2015.com , Jun 25, 2015

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