Mississippi 2016 State Policy Detail
GOOD START NEEDS STRENGTHENING
New legislation that allows students trapped in failing districts to attend out-of-district charter schools is a good start, but stronger policies are needed to ensure that all Mississippi students have access to a great public school.
- Continue development and implementation of strong authorizer practices to complement the strong state policy environment.
- Consider empowering the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to directly authorize schools statewide without conditions or restrictions.