Mississippi (US) Governor Haley Barbour and the state legislature for Mississippi appear to be at political loggerheads about education funding, according to an article entitled “Gov. Haley Barbour: Version 2.0 — Katrina still in his sights: Ongoing hurricane recovery, funding Medicaid and education gains top Barbour’s agenda” by Sid Salter of the Clarion Ledger. Mr. Salter’s article has a broader focus than education, but there are several paragraphs which caught my attention. In them, Mr. Salter reports about Gov. Barbour and Representative Cecil Brown disagree about the targets for education funding. Funding of programs for reading instruction, including programs addressing dyslexia, appear to be among the casualties in this disagreement.