Monday, November 14, 2016

Legislative leaders to meet with Edbuild

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement: 


Speaker Gunn, Lt. Gov. Reeves Announce Second Public Meeting with EdBuild
 
JACKSON, Miss.—In an effort to continue the open dialogue with the public regarding the Legislature’s examination of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula, Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today announced the second public meeting with EdBuild, the nonprofit hired to look at and recommend suggestions for revamping the formula.
This meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 113 of the Mississippi State Capitol. The meeting will last one hour. Education Committee leadership will facilitate the meeting.
The public is invited to attend this meeting and offer suggestions as to what they would like to see in a restructured formula.
Written comments will be accepted to share with EdBuild as they assist with the review. To make a three-minute comment at the meeting, either bring a written comment or e-mail schoolfinance@ls.ms.gov with Public Meeting in the subject line. Speaking sign-up sheets will be available at the meeting.

12 comments:

Mistuh Speakah; I demands to be herd! said...

A one hour meeting with the public invited to share their thoughts? Bull Shit. Say it with me.

How can anything be accomplished with all manner of nut-cases coming to the podium in a meeting restricted to one hour? Exclude the damned public and get something accomplished.

Loome alone will take an hour.

Barack Yomama said...

Perfunctory. But the Donkeys did it to themselves. Why are the public faces of the Mississippi Democratic Party white?

Anonymous said...

The legislature is supposed to be working for the public. We pay them.
The meeting is likely a waste of time because the legislators don't intend to seriously consider anything the public has to say and because too many of those who come will not be well informed enough to contribute anything worth hearing. So, if someone does have a worthwhile contribution, it will be ignored.
That the aim is " adequate" education rather than excellence in education says it all.
If we wanted excellence in education, we'd have modeled our systems after those systems that are excellent decades ago.
We'd have consolidated school districts decades ago and improved the curriculums. We'd have made it possible for those with advanced degrees to teach their subject area in our system without having to take busy work courses.
If we had excellence in education , we'd have more sense than to have elected these yahoos who could solve a math formula if you held a gun to their heads.

Spots A Whiner.. said...

6:19; Go back and count the negative assumptions and projections you made in your post. I lost count at about seven....And if you were as 'forward thinking' as you want us to believe you are, you would have used Curricula instead of curriculums.

Anonymous said...

Announced on a Monday,meeting on Thursday, at 4, in Jackson. This shows how much they actually want and value the input of educators and the puplic.

Anonymous said...

6:59, the post at 6:19 may not be up to your standard but it is the truth. Maybe if you were not so busy looking for mistakes you could complain about you would have spent more time trying to understand what was said.
Sadly, the group who decided an hour was long enough to listen to the people have the same mentality as you do.

Anonymous said...

9:45 = 6:19

Anonymous said...

Reeves will be our gov once Bryant is named Ag Sec. Buckle up.

HI Yo Giddie-Yup! said...

Other than the occasional, accidental collection of horse shit on his boots at the Dixie National, can someone tell me what Phil Bryant's qualifications are for Ag Secretary. Wait, never mind. Mike Espy also held the job, albeit very briefly.

But, I doubt Bryant is on Trump's radar. This is the same guy who decided to drag up a stool behind Trump at the Jackson Coliseum Rally and was immediately told to move away by the Secret Service.

Anonymous said...

"Reeves will be our gov once Bryant is name Ag Sec. Buckle up."
Perfect example of the Peter Principle.

Anonymous said...

6:19 "If we wanted excellence in education, we'd have modeled our systems after those systems that are excellent decades ago. "

So, you want to return to "decades ago" when we had "excellence in education"?

So, you want white-only schools again?!?

It's a crazy idea but it just might work......

Anonymous said...

Several schools within ten miles of Jackson are rated 'excellent' and they're far from 'white schools'.

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