I had the opportunity to hear Mayor Barker speak about public education at the Train Depot on Wednesday afternoon. He was both prepared and personable, and made thoughtful, no doubt sincere, remarks concerning the essential elements of public school system success – a success that he insisted is pivotal to the success of Hattiesburg as … Continue reading Public schools success requires adequate public funding, period
What about the Republican tax bill? And how about Mississippi’s ‘no apology’ spiral down?
Cuts to taxes and state social services? Social workers aren't happy - and Mississippians will suffer.
Don’t Count on Reason (Or Even Arithmetic) To Prevail in ‘Tax Reform’
When the tax-cut plan inevitably goes bust, look for austerity in the form of rollbacks to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
It May Not Set You Free, But the Truth is at Least Refreshing
It's rare to hear the truth these days, but Sen. Bob Corker and a Silicon Valley CEO are speaking it.
New Tax Cuts May Lock in State’s Top Rank in Austerity and Poverty
Fewer tax dollars, fewer services for the common good - there's not nearly enough lipstick for the ugly pig that is Mississippi.
Trump’s Budget Abandons the Poor and Working Class Who Helped Put Him in Office
Prosperity for the poor? Pure presidential poppycock.
Economics 101 for Social Workers
Our incredible shrinking government is more likely to trigger a financial crisis than economic growth.
Do Mississippi Leaders really Want to Wreck the State?
Cuts to services and infrastructure? Elected leaders say this wrecking of the state government is the people's will.
Do State Leaders Need a Math Refresher?
As cuts continue, it's clear "do more with less" is not a fiscal strategy.
Mississippi Social Workers Need to Watch, Think, Act
As state cuts mount and the most vulnerable endure more suffering, social workers must be vigilant and involved.