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Stop Saying “At Least We’re Not Mississippi”: A Q&A With Rachel Canter of Mississippi First - Ahead of the Heard
There’s a tired trope in Southern states: “At least we’re not Mississippi.” The implication is that while one’s state may be underperforming on some measure — poverty, rates of uninsured, education outcomes, etc. — Mississippi can always be counted on to look worse. Having grown up, taught school, and worked in education policy across the …