No one should be shocked by the high failure rate on Mississippi’s third-grade reading test this year.
The only thing shocking is that the state’s educators did not better prepare the public for what they knew was coming.
Sam Howell, the director of the Mississippi Crime Lab, tries to sound understanding of the funding shortages that have slowed his facility to a crawl in getting its work done.
The state’s coroners are not so charitable.
At Georgetown University, all students are required to take a smattering of liberal arts courses. The academic regimen is designed to enhance the students’ critical-thinking and writing skills and ensure that they are intellectually well-rounded.
When Betsy DeVos visited Holmes County last week, nary a word was spoken by the U.S.
Nearly every time the board that oversees Mississippi’s Public Employees’ Retirement System jacks up the rate that the taxpayers have to kick in to keep the system financially viable, it says that the latest increase should provide long-term solvency.