Senator Angela Hill wrote on MississippiPEP:

“Recently, my colleague in the Senate, Senator Kenny Wayne Jones, released a statement taking the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition to task for questioning the new Common Core Standards being implemented in Mississippi. He is short on evidence to support his claims and makes several false statements.

“It boggles my mind that the Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus or anyone else in Mississippi would be content with an education plan that would take 12 years to close the achievement gap between black and white students in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts…”

Full response at link above.