Sen. Melanie Sojourner on Thursday sent a letter to Governor Phil Bryant formally requesting he veto SB 2161, the legislation purported by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to kill Common Core.

Sen. Sojourner disagrees and says that if SB 2161 is allowed to become law it may have the opposite effect of locking Mississippi into Common Core with little chance of repeal.

In this United Conservatives Fund video Sojourner explains why she requested the veto.

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6 thoughts on “Video: Sen. Melanie Sojourner explains why she requested Gov. Bryant to #VetoSB2161

  1. Sen. Sojourner says she wants local and state control. Then she trsahes the role of the state thought its state board of education. Does she really want each school district to set its own educational standards? What role does the state have? It seems she really wants the state to do what she and the 2 other she and the other 2 R senators who voted against the bill that killed common core want. Meanwhile the real question remains: what skills and knowledge do MS school children need and how do we do a better job than we have historically done – when there was no common core – of getting there from here?

      1. Mr. Plunkett, I am interested in what you find to be angry, empty rhetoric and basless accusations here or on Twitter. I would be particularly interested to know what you find to be unintelligent, angry,emp ty or baseless about my comments above pointing out the inconsistency in Sen, Sojourners comments, and rasing the sincere question about the skills and knowledge needed by MS school children and how to get from where they are and have been much pre-dating common core and where they need to be. I would also add, sincerely, that I would find myself able to take our comments as intelligent and serious if you were not so clearly serving a political purpose – or perhaps it is clearer to day the interests of a particular politician and his political action committee. I surelyam interested in dialogue? Are you?

      1. The bill does exactlywhat Alan says it does. And it seems to me quite wrong headed to try to persuade the governor to veto a bill against which only 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans in the Senate voted. I hope hte Governor does not succumb to the pressure. And to quote myself: “Meanwhile the real question remains: what skills and knowledge do MS school children need and how do we do a better job than we have historically done – when there was no common core – of getting there from here?” That’s a question not addressed with all the political rhetoric.

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