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Many Black Mississippians Oppose Charter Schools

Opponents including African-American community leaders say charters will cause greater inequality in education and increased segregation in a state with a history racial division. Organizations such as the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP and Southern Echo, a black leadership group, have come out against the charter-school movement,

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Mississippi Lawmakers Look To Expand Charter School Law

A hearing room inside the state capitol was filled to capacity Thursday as a series of speakers from across the country made their case for charter schools to members of the house and senate education committees.