Mississippi’s rising generation will inherit a state brimming with potential but mired at the bottom of nearly every national ranking in education, health, and poverty. If we hope to detach ourselves from the number 50, we must rethink our approach to the state’s entrenched social, political, and economic challenges. That process starts with an honest discussion of the state we are today — and the state we aspire to be.
Rethink Mississippi hopes to contribute to that discussion by providing well-researched insight, analysis, and commentary about the state’s critical issues. Our contributors come from a range of backgrounds, but most work directly with the issues they write about in schools, nonprofits, or community organizations. As we see it, these are the people who are committed to making a difference over the next generation. RM offers them a space to be heard and hear from each other.