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Landmark Decision Validates Mississippi’s Charter Schools



Today, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas upheld the constitutionality of the Mississippi Charter Schools Act, which allows state funding to follow students who attend public charter schools. The decision helps hundreds of families – whose children attend charter schools – continue to access a quality education. 

“The Court’s ruling is a clear victory for Mississippi families, especially those struggling to find an educational setting that meets the needs of their children,” ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque said. “Each and every student, regardless of income or zip code, deserves access to an education that prepares them for lifelong success.” 

Nationwide, public charter schools serve more than 3 million students, providing opportunity and access to a quality education.