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
Cuts to taxes and state social services? Social workers aren't happy - and Mississippians will suffer.
When the tax-cut plan inevitably goes bust, look for austerity in the form of rollbacks to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
It's rare to hear the truth these days, but Sen. Bob Corker and a Silicon Valley CEO are speaking it.
Fewer tax dollars, fewer services for the common good - there's not nearly enough lipstick for the ugly pig that is Mississippi.
Prosperity for the poor? Pure presidential poppycock.
Our incredible shrinking government is more likely to trigger a financial crisis than economic growth.
Cuts to services and infrastructure? Elected leaders say this wrecking of the state government is the people's will.
As cuts continue, it's clear "do more with less" is not a fiscal strategy.
As state cuts mount and the most vulnerable endure more suffering, social workers must be vigilant and involved.