Posts by Grant Callen

Education, Justice, Work

The Founding of Empower Mississippi

by Grant Callen

This week we officially kicked off our celebration of Empower’s tenth anniversary,…

Justice

Does Every Crime Deserve a Life Sentence?

by Grant Callen

Mississippi has a poverty problem. We are the poorest state in the…

Justice

Some of our dark past remains alive today

by Grant Callen

In 1964, a group of 20 men met in Vidalia, Louisiana to…

Work

Three Pillars: One Opportunity

by Grant Callen

I routinely get asked how we at Empower Mississippi selected our three…

Education

Perjury

by Grant Callen

There are some moments that truly make you question your sanity, like…

Justice

‘Continuity of Representation’ Adopted by the Mississippi Supreme Court

by Grant Callen

Last year, Empower Mississippi filed a motion with the Mississippi Supreme Court to…

Education

Senate bows to public education establishment

by Grant Callen

A few weeks ago, Governor Tate Reeves appointed Carra Powell to the…

Education

Are our schools doing better or worse?

by Grant Callen

We’ve seen conflicting reports on progress in Mississippi’s schools. This week, scores…

Education

What charter school rankings really show

by Grant Callen

New school rankings show Leflore Legacy Academy Charter School in Greenwood, in…

Work

Life changing reforms are winning the day

by Grant Callen

This week the Empower team was in Atlanta for State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting….

Education

5 ways to expand school choice in Mississippi

by Grant Callen

A year after West Virginia adopted the most expansive school choice program…

Empower

Mississippi mourns the loss of Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.

by Grant Callen

Today Mississippi lost a giant of a man – my friend, political…