Issues Affecting Public Schools

The Parents’ Campaign Research & Education Fund focuses on policy issues that affect the quality of education provided to children in Mississippi’s public schools.

By tracking and interpreting changes, improvements, and outcomes related to public school initiatives in Mississippi schools and school districts, we provide the data and analysis critical to the development and implementation of effective policies. We also research and analyze best practices in education, both nationally and globally, and inform lawmakers, parents, and educators of how those practices can improve the life chances for all children in our state.

Explore our topics and learn about Mississippi’s progress toward establishing charter schools, implementing higher standards to better prepare students for college and careers, and expanding opportunities for high quality early childhood experiences. You can also read about our state’s success in battling the nationwide push toward privatization of public education and our continuing fight against profit-driven reform. And you will find in-depth analysis of Mississippi’s school funding challenges and efforts to improve student achievement.