Gov. Bryant Continues Push for Charter Schools

Governor Phil Bryant is continuing his push to bring charter schools to Mississippi. As MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports, Bryant is looking to private schools for ideas on education reform.

That’s Governor Phil Bryant speaking at the New Summit School in Jackson. Bryant’s plan for education reform in Mississippi involves bringing in charter schools to the state, and he’s using New Summit, a private school, as a model. Bryant wants increased school choice for families, flexible curricula, and job training programs for students.

“It’s a perfect example of what we’re saying charter schools should be. There’s a workforce learning element here so you’ve got two paths. You’ve got a path to college and you’ve got a path to modern skills training opportunities when you come out of school.”