We can shape our own future, and a better future for our state by fully funding high quality public education for all. We believe that strong public schools change our future. Close to 90% of Mississippi’s children attend public schools. Effective access to quality public education is the most critical, missing element in Mississippi’s economic and cultural prosperity. It opens the door to all children regardless of race, class, or geographic location.

An effective education is also key to individual opportunity, family growth, and community development. For these reasons, Mississippi must fully fund public schools and advance other critical public education policy changes, including early childhood education and college graduation.