Students: your responses to the previous blog entry garnered the attention of Mr. Daniel Wise, who is a candidate for the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 106, and the father of our very own Savannah Wise, Class of 2017. Here’s what he has to say:
Politicizing education is deplorable! What is pretty clear to me is that what we are doing is simply not working. Here are some facts.
Mississippi consistently ranks last in education. According to budget information available on ballotopedia, in 2014 we spent 16.3% on K-12 & 18.9% oh higher education in our state. ($3,330,742,000 & $3,862,026,000 respectively). Yeah, that says 3 Billion.
The partisan attacks on Education must end. Public education policy in Mississippi from pre-K through graduate school should not be a partisan issue.
I for one do not have the answers, but it is time we take a serious look at this and leave the partisan politics aside. Education must be our number one priority!
Candidate for House District 106 & proud supporter of education.
For more of my views on Education visit http://futurefocused106.tumblr.com/post/150592943573/pillar-1-education