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Jessica Piper

mother and farmer

Jess Piper is a born and bred southerner, having spent childhood and young adulthood in several southern states until she landed in Arkansas. She graduated with A BA in English and an MA in Education from the University of Arkansas.

Jess is a fierce advocate for rural communities and public schools. She was an American Literature teacher for 16 years and decided to run for a House seat in Missouri’s 1st district in 2022. Although she lost the race, she continues her activism and is Executive Director of Blue Missouri and hosts a weekly podcast called “Dirt Road Democrat.”

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When Public Schools Close, Our Communities Suffer

The Missouri GOP supermajority has been defunding our public schools for over a decade, but the last five years have been at breakneck speed.

Houston ISD Hostile State Takeover: Our Fight to Take Back Our Schools

State-appointed Superintendent Mike Miles is taking Houston ISD down the road to perdition and our children are the losers.

HB 1422 Cyber Charter Reform – A Bipartisan Call to Get it Done

Statewide, the reforms included in HB 1422 could save school districts – and taxpayers – more than $400 million.

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