Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:18:58 GMT
A Pascagoula man is created with breaking the state record for Spotted Seatrout, according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR). DMR officials say David Floyd broke the state recordMore >>
A Pascagoula man is credited with breaking the state record for Spotted Seatrout, according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR).More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:26:40 GMT
We've all heard the warning to call before you dig. But for a city that is working to replace storm damaged and aging water and sewer lines, there's no one to call to find out what's underground. More >>
We've all heard the warning to call before you dig. But for a city that is working to replace storm damaged and aging water and sewer lines, there's no one to call to find out what's underground.More >>
This state legislative session we are already hearing a lot about starting "Charter Schools" in Mississippi. Some individuals believe Charter Schools could take education in our state to the next level. Critics say they only work when students spend even longer hours in the classroom and parents support this more disciplined approach to education.
In South Mississippi we have some of the best, if not the best schools, in Mississippi. Many of our school children perform well above the state average and many perform up to national standards. That does not mean that South Mississippi school systems can't be improved. However we should not rush into changing a system that works for us.
A big question is how would charter schools be funded? With money always tight for public education, we would not want to see dollars that are now being spent on our local schools divided with another program.
Maybe the best approach would be to experiment with a couple of test charter schools in systems with under performing schools and see how they work.
While Charter Schools may be the answer in certain areas of the state, there are probably other programs like early childhood education that make more sense in improving education for the children of South Mississippi.
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