Jackson Attorney Plans Federal Lawsuit to Block State Takeover of JPS

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Jackson attorney Dorsey Carson says the state's process to take over school districts, violates his child's and all parents' due-process rights. This week the Commission on School Accreditation deliberated behind closed doors and then found "an extreme emergency situation" to exist in Jackson Public Schools. The next day, the Mississippi Board of Education deliberated and agreed, voting for the state to take over JPS. That also happened out of public view. "Every child in Mississippi and every child in the nation where a state provides public education, they have due-process rights in that education," Carson told the Jackson Free Press toay. "It's considered a property interest ... how do you take away their property right to a public education in...

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