Ed officials seek public input on Common Core

State Superintendent Carey Wright says the state Department of Education will conduct its own study of the embattled Common Core education standards and take public input, but she still supports them for Mississippi schools.

Carey on Tuesday was the guest at the Stennis Institute of Government’s Capitol press corps luncheon.

Her announcement comes after Gov. Phil Bryant recently vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature to create a commission to make recommendations on state education standards. Bryant and other opponents of Common Core said the bill did not go far enough in removing the standards, which they say are a stalking horse for the federal government to take over states’ public education.