JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi education officials will launch their own voluntary review of the Common Core academic standards, even after Gov. Phil Bryant vetoed a bill that would have created an outside panel to examine the standards.
State Superintendent Carey Wright said Monday at a luncheon sponsored by the Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps that the Mississippi Department of Education will solicit public comments for 90 days on English and math standards.
A panel of educators will then examine comments and propose possible new standards, deletions or changes to the state Board of Education.
Wright strongly supports the standards, intended to provide national benchmarks while helping students learn more analytically and less by memorization. But she says she wants to consider other views considering opposition by Bryant and others.
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