Miss. moms could end up in charge of schools

(WMC-TV) - For the first time, 35 Schools in Mississippi are eligible to be converted to charter schools.

Parents in eight counties in the Mid-South have a chance to pull the trigger on consistently failing schools - and take over them.

First, a majority of parents must sign a petition seeking conversion. Parents would have to develop a full plan on how they would run the school.

At this point, state leaders and charter advocates say they know of no petitions currently circulating.

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