Will KIPP Foundation administer Mississippi's charter schools, or will local "stakeholders" determine how education reform plays out?
"It’s no secret where many of Mississippi’s charter school advocates have gotten some inspiration the past few years. Just a few hours down the road — right across the Mississippi River on Arkansas’ edge — lay three of the closest charters, all managed through an arm of the nonprofit KIPP Foundation. KIPP, which stands for Knowledge is Power Program, is one of a number of nationally recognized charter organizations that come into a community to manage a charter school." -- Ruth Ingram, the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger