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MARY SPALDING: Mississippi schools need more flexible spending

Is there anyone still in Mississippi who remembers when going to school was NOT mandatory and why? It seems our representatives, at that time, did not want federal interference in being told what could be taught to the students.

As I recall, they did not want sex education or the elimination of prayer, which was possible as long as school attendance was not mandatory. Now that it is mandatory with truant officers, psychologists, common core, ADA, busing and a host of other mandated requirements by the federal government, how do you like the results of monstrous spending by the state in order to comply?

Let's get the federal government out of our way!

MARY SPALDING

Pascagoula

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