Sen. Watson says he’ll continue attacks against Common Core

HURLEY — State Sen. Michael Watson talked about education, road and bridge spending, marijuana and the lack of civic involvement at a town hall attended by a half-dozen people at the East Central Community Center in Hurley.

Common Core took up the most time and no one spoke in favor of the new education standards that just became fully implemented…

…Watson also said he opposes a push for a constitutional amendment to ensure schools are fully funded under the Legislature’s Mississippi Adequate Education Program. He said that amendment would take control over education from the Legislature and put it in the hands of a chancery clerk, most likely the clerk in Hinds County.