Wright surprised by Common Core controversy

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said she is a little surprised by the Common Core controversy generated by Gov. Phil Bryant, who last month said the state should change its academic goals, even if Wright wants to stick with the standards.

During a Hattiesburg American editorial board meeting Wednesday, Wright said the standards shouldn’t really be all that divisive.

“If you look at the standards, they’re simply what you would want a child to know and do from kindergarten to 12th grade,” she said.

Hattiesburg American