TUPELO • Education has been a hot-button issue the past few months due to several issues in the state Legislature that could soon impact the wages of teachers and assistant teachers and public school funding.

Members of the Tupelo community attended a town hall this week to learn about these issues and discuss how policymakers can shape public education in Mississippi in the coming year.

Without directly naming candidates in November’s general elections, advocates for public education from Jackson and the northeast region discussed public education issues that are currently bouncing from House to Senate while state legislators call for an early end to the 2019 session.

“It is abominable that the fight we are having is about

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