About The Public Education Forum:
The Public Education Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state.
The mission of the Public Education Forum is "Committed to Excellence in Mississippi's Public Schools." The Mississippi Scholars Program is managed by the Public Education Forum and began in 2003.