Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves made his case for education reform Wednesday in a county where some reform measures, such as charter schools, draw a tepid response thanks to a strong public school system.
But Reeves, named “Education Reformer of the Year” in June by a group that pushed reform issues, told a DeSoto County gathering not all Mississippi students are so lucky.
“I believe that every kid in DeSoto County has the opportunity for success,” Reeves told the DeSoto County Economic Development Council quarterly luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Convention Center in Olive Branch. “But I also know that every kid in Mississippi doesn’t have the opportunity to grow up in DeSoto County. And so the reforms we have in place are designed to deal with every kid.”