There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.
Mississippi continues to face political and economic backlash over the state's new "religious freedom" law. But supporters say it will have little impact on the economy.
Public schools in Mississippi have been underfunded for years. Yesterday voters said no to an initiative that sought to guarantee an "adequate and efficient system of public schools."