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Leadership: MS Style…

  1. the action of leading a group of people or an organization.

Mississippi is in the headlines again. This time due to MS being the last state in the country that has the Confederate battle flag in its state flag.

There is a growing push to change the flag to something that is more representative of MS today, as opposed to the late 1800s.

As usual, there are loud voices pro and con for any change.

However, there are meek voices in between. Our most prominent elected officials are not stating their view, but instead are saying let the people vote. This is not leadership.

We the people elected these persons as our representatives. Their job is to represent the will of the people and do what is best for MS.

While I am supportive of a change in the flag, I understand that others are not, however the task for elected officials is to do and promote what is best for all of Mississippi.

I have yet to have any answer to the question on “why keeping the current flag is best for MS?”

I’ve heard heritage vs. hate arguments. I’ve heard we already voted arguments. I’ve heard the slippery slope arguments of what’s next if it is changed, but what is deafening is any cogent, reasonable reason to maintain the current, indisputably divisive flag.

Leadership is the action of leading. It is time for our Leaders to have an opinion, back it up and do what they believe is best for all of Mississippi. Take a stand.

Matthew Thompson is a civil lawyer in Mississippi and expects elected officials to lead.

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Private School Tuition in the Jackson Metro Area

A recent Clarion Ledger article listed the tuition(s) at various Private/ Independent/ Parochial Schools in Madison, Rankin and Hinds Counties.



Kindergarten: $6,300

1st-6th grade: $7,600

Kindergarten-5th grade: $6,491

6th-8th grade: $7,693

9th-12th grade: $8,173

Kindergarten: $4,920

1st-6th grade: $6,000

7th-12th grade: $6,420

Kindergarten: $9,840

1st-4th grade: $10,980

5th-8th grade: $12,420

9th-12th grade: $14,040

6th grade: $12,704

7th-12th grade: $13,704

Kindergarten: $6,900

1st-5th grade: $9,000

6th-12th grade: $9,420

Kindergarten: $3,610

1st-6th grade: $4,510

7th-8th grade: $5,710

9th-12th grade: $5,950

Kindergarten: $12,390

1st-4th grade: $15,080

5th-8th grade: $16,280

9th-12th grade: $17,130

Kindergarten 4-6th grade: $7,738 (non Catholic)

Kindergarten 4-6th grade: $5,962 (Catholic)

7th-12th grade: $9,385 (non-Catholic rate)

7th-12th grade: $6,660 (practicing Catholic rate)

Kindergarten-6th grade: $7,955 (non-Catholic rate)

Kindergarten-6th grade: $5,940 (practicing Catholic rate)

Kindergarten: $3,500

1st-6th grade: $3,550

Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Family Law attorney and if you are thinking of sending your child to the fictional Hogwarts, you’ll have to shell out about $43,301.00 per year!

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