State Sen. Michael Watson of Pascagoula files bill to repeal Common Core, form advisory board

JACKSON, Mississippi — Sen. Michael Watson, R-Pascagoula, filed a bill tonight that he co-authored with Sen. Angela Burks Hill, R-Pearl River, aimed at a full repeal Common Core standards and form an advisory board to come up with new educational guidelines for the state.

Bills had to be filed by a Monday midnight deadline to be considered this legislative session.

Watson’s bill will be assigned a number and a committee – likely the education committee – on Tuesday, and it must be out of committee by Feb. 3 to stay alive on the legislative calendar.

Watson said there is a bill filed in the House that essentially “just changes the name,” of Common Core.