Janee Ford is one of hundreds of aspiring educators wrapping up a five-week course at Delta State University, part of the Teach for America program. This fall, she’ll step to the front of a Mississippi classroom for the first time as a teacher.
Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges are seeking an additional $101.7 million in the 2014 budget year, again arguing that they’ve been particularly ill-treated in recent state spending plans.
Leaders of Mississippi’s community college system said that the 5.5 percent cut in their budget proposed by Gov. Phil Bryant could lead to higher tuition, bigger classes and more part-time instructors.