Mississippi’s Troubled Schools


Mississippi has highest rate of childhood poverty of any state in the country. Research suggests that high-quality early childhood education can have a big impact on a child’s future well being. But Mississippi is one of a handful of states that do not fund any preschool programs. The Hechinger Report’s Liz Willen discusses her recent reporting on efforts to improve Mississippi’s struggling schools.

Guest: Liz Willen, Editor of The Hechinger Report, an education news service from Columbia University.