Wright: Commitment has not changed

Since then, Wright said, people have asked her whether she remains committed to staying here.

“My answer has been absolutely,” she said Wednesday. “I am committed to this work to ensure that the students of this state have the same opportunities and the same outcomes as our highest performing states throughout the nation. That commitment on my part has not changed.”

Wright reiterated her support for Mississippi’s College and Career and Ready Standards, which follow the Common Core guidelines for math and English instruction. She and the Board see those standards as the floor, she said, adding they are open to discussions about adding additional standards, or Mississippi-centric ones.

“This should be the least that we expect of our children to know and be able to do,” she said. “… The children of Mississippi deserve to be held to the highest standard possible.”

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