September 5, 2019
After the lawsuit was filed, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant called it a frivolous attempt by "Democrats and their allies" to usurp decisions made by the Republican-majority Legislature. Bryant said the charter school law he signed in 2013 "has proven effective at lifting poor and underserved children out of failing districts." Photo by Stephen Wilson
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The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the state's method of using tax money to pay for charter schools, rejecting a challenge that sought to cut off local money to ...