MEC Voices Support For Common Core

Mississippi’s largest business group is calling for higher education standards and a greater focus on kids heading into technical careers. MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports the influential Mississippi Economic Council is standing firm behind new common core state education standards.

The MEC used its annual capitol day to highlight the importance of education and urge lawmakers not to stop the advancement of new common core standards in Mississippi schools.

MEC president Blake Wilson says Mississippi needs to continue to implement the standards because businesses are now using that benchmark when deciding which states to invest in.

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