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Take the Raise Mississippi Pledge!

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. And we all have a role to play in lifting up our public schools.
A group of students sit on a classroom rug for storytime. One student in the background in a red shirt with glasses is peeking at the camera with a mischevious smile. The camera is centered on a boy in a navy shirt with a slight smile as his eyes and attention are locked on the front of the classroom. In the corner, the Raise Mississippi logo appears in all white.

Take Action

Take the pledge to help build strong schools for a strong Mississippi.

Whether you're a parent, a business owner, an educator, a member of the faith community, a neighbor, or an elected official, it will take all of us raising our voices and working together to ensure that Mississippi's public schools are strong so that all students who graduate from them are prepared to succeed to their highest potential, right here at home.

Raise Mississippi is a vision for strong public schools in every community across Mississippi to ensure our students today become the skilled workforce of tomorrow and remain lifelong Mississippians.

Our vision for the schools that serve 90% of students in Mississippi include:

  • Access to a broad range of in-school support that includes school nurses, librarians, counselors, art and music teachers, and support staff who help every student thrive. 
  • Classrooms equipped with up-to-date technology, books, and learning materials that prepare students to compete in a global economy. 
  • Nutritious meals and health services that enhance whole-student wellness.
  • Safe, clean, and modern school buildings. 
  • The best and brightest educators and school staff in every school, all of whom are paid a competitive, living wage.

Please join our movement to Raise Mississippi. Together, we can raise our children, raise our public schools, raise our state and local economy, and raise our shared quality of life. Stronger schools today mean a stronger Mississippi tomorrow.

The Mississippi Association of Educators is a non-partisan organization devoted to making sure that Mississippi's students have the best opportunity to succeed to their highest potential in life through a solid, safe, and supportive public education. It is the organizing association for the Raise Mississippi effort.