Opinion


One step ahead

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“Your mother would have been dancing on the table,” a man said to me as my friends and I walked out of church.

“I was thinking the same thing,” I answered him, wondering how in the name of Tom Thunder this younger man could have known my mother that well.




Third grade gate arrives

Mississippi education officials are predicting that, even with the state’s intense focus on improving reading skills in the lower elementary grades, about 20 percent of third-graders will receive a failing score on the proficiency test they recently took.




Mission breach

One of the mantras of conservatives has been that federal aid should be given to the states in block grants, since they know better than the feds how to tackle the problems the money is supposed to address.







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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.