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Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent of Education, Responds to Gov. Bryant's Executive Order

by Dr. Carey Wright | Dec 16, 2013


PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2013

“I am pleased that Gov. Bryant supports higher academic standards for Mississippi’s students. Over the past three years, the Mississippi Department of Education has been providing professional development to educators across the state in preparation for higher standards. School districts have developed the curriculum around Common Core State Standards and have implemented these more rigorous learning goals in classrooms. The federal government hasn’t done any of that. Our teachers and school leaders across the state have done the hard work to make this happen.”

“I believe it’s imperative that we continue in our efforts to raise the bar for what children should know and be able to do at each grade level so that our students are better prepared to succeed in college and in the workforce. No longer can Mississippi afford to remain at the bottom nationally in educational achievement. If we are to improve the state’s economy and job opportunities, we must begin with strong educational opportunities for all students. Our parents and students deserve no less.”

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