Teen pregnancy in Mississippi costs taxpayers $155 million per year. That’s enough money to provide high-quality pre-K to 97% of Mississippi’s 4-year-olds.
Mississippi students rank among the last in the nation; this is true when comparing Mississippi’s poor students to other poor students as well as its non-poor students to other non-poor students.
We believe education reform is the most pressing public problem facing Mississippians. Over the years, Mississippi First has made great strides in education reform in Mississippi and will continue to for years to come.
We are committed to producing and providing resources that help raise public awareness around key education reform issues in Mississippi.
These resources include MSF publications, best practices from around the country, and current research and data on our various education initiatives.