Initiative 42: Beware the #CommonCore connection

Mississippi PEP

BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Director of Policy and Communications

and Cheramie Bills | CMM Policy Advisor

A hot topic across Mississippi with regard to education for over three years now has been Common Core. Few people knew or understood the issue back in 2012 when members of the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition began looking into it. What followed was a debate that awakened the parents, teachers and taxpayers of this state to the threat from outside forces working in conjunction with government educationists at the Mississippi Department of Education.

Since that time, conservatives have led an assault on the Common Core standards. These new untested, unproven standards would take away local control of education and reduce the parents to that of spectators in the education of their own children.

Our efforts have worked.

Legislators who knew nothing about Common Core found themselves quickly educated to the dangers thanks…

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