Charter Schools are Viable

(Monday, April 13th, 2009)

“Unless the Legislature suspends the rules after the current legislative recess from the 2009 regular session, Mississippi’s existing charter school law will die for lack of reauthorization.

“The state’s 1997 charter school law allowed for only six charter schools, and those are converted from existing public schools. Only one charter school is operating in the state - the Hayes Cooper Center in Merigold, but many consider it more of a magnet school.”

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