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Mississippi is First… to cut Education

Nation Cuts Education Budgets, Mississippi Continues to Lead Towards Bottom – Associated Content –

Mississippi also made headlines this week with its controversial decision to cut education funding, despite being ranked last by the U.S. Census in high school graduates.

This is why we can not stand another round of Republican “leadership”. They are leading Mississippi straight to the bottom of everything! Bottom on Education, Bottom on Wages, Bottom on Health Care.

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What is interesting from that link is that we spend more on education (33rd out of 51) but get less results (50th out of 51) and we have more colleges (31st out of 51) and have less college graduates (Bachelor’s degrees – 49th out of 51).

A Site to Support :
Note : “U.S. Senate Passes FMAP/Ed Funding Bill
Cochran and Wicker Vote No
posted 8/5/10
The U.S. Senate passed the FMAP Extension/Education Jobs bill that should generate significant funding for Mississippi’s K-12 system. The bill passed on a 61-39 vote with both of Mississippi’s senators voting against the measure. The bill will now go back to the House of Representatives for concurrence. The House is currently on its August break, but the House leadership has announced that members will return next week to take up this bill.
See vote. Click here to read the text of the Education Jobs Funding section of Amendment 4575 to H.R. 1586.

U.S. House Passes FMAP/Ed Funding Bill
posted 8/10/10 2:45 p.m.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the FMAP/Education Jobs Funding bill on a 247 to 161 vote. The bill will now go to President Obama for his signature. Mississippi Congressmen Thompson (D) and Childers (D) voted in favor of the measure. We are grateful to these congressmen for their support of this bill. Congressmen Harper (R) and Taylor (D) voted against the measure. Work is currently underway to determine the exact amount of funding for which Mississippi is eligible. We will post updates as additional information becomes available.

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