State Superintendent Carey Wright put it simply enough: the Mississippi Board of Education is moving forward with Common Core, and she doesn’t see that changing anytime soon.
Furthermore, Gov. Phil Bryant and legislative leaders all have said the state should move forward with the adoption of the education standards. They have acknowledged the concerns, reiterated that they would not stand for federal interference in state education curriculum and tried to assuage the fears of Common Core opponents.
But it seems as if all the explanations and myth-debunking surrounding Common Core has done nothing to change the minds of those who continue to beat the drum for rejection of Common Core. Today, at the state fairgrounds and again at the state Capitol, a group opposed to the educational standards are rallying in support of a bill a handful of state senators plan to file that would use the force of state law to reject Common Core.