Analysis: Miss. Ed. Chief Aware of Funding Hurdles
Incoming Mississippi Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham will resume duties as chief of K-12 public education during some of the toughest economic times in recent memory, and even he says it's "intimidating."
Burnham's first day is Jan. 4, but he's been on the job unofficially for weeks, monitoring developments as key legislators and Gov. Haley Barbour released spending proposals for the next fiscal year.
It's a safe bet public education will have to fight harder for a share of state budget dollars. Burnham feels he's up for the task since lobbying lawmakers...
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