Lawmakers push ‘dramatic reforms’ for education

Key lawmakers want to retool the state Department of Education, based on a watchdog report, and contemplate removing its employees from state Personnel Board protection to ease firing and shifting of positions.

“We’re in the process of doing dramatic reforms to the system, so it would be very appropriate for us to not only look at what they’re doing in the districts, but in the state department,” said House Education Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon. “We need to make sure the department has the people on staff with the ability to help districts, and we don’t need people in the department that complicate things in the districts.”

Geoff Pender
Clarion Ledger