- Future of Schools
In an effort to support families, teachers, and students we have published a new policy vision that details three ways that Mississippi can work to improve education for all.
Future of Schools: Policy Vision
Learn about the three policy ideas for the future of schooling in Mississippi that we believe will support families, educators, and students while also improving education.
Rachel CanterExecutive Director
Rachel Canter is the Executive Director of Mississippi First and author of many Mississippi First reports, including Leaving Last in Line, the State of Pre-K series, and Public Perception of Public Charter Schools (2019). Rachel founded Mississippi First in 2008.
Toren BallardDirector of K-12 Policy
Toren Ballard is the Director of K-12 Policy at Mississippi First. Nothing in the Pipes was his first major report published at Mississippi First. Toren was also responsible for the 2020 release of the Public Perception of Charter Schools in Mississippi.