The anti-Common Core group Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education is claiming Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Legislature deceived it in pledging to eliminate the education initiative.

The bill sent to Gov. Phil Bryant last week does not kill Common Core and Bryant should veto it, the group said in an email Monday morning.

Bryant has signaled he may do just that. The governor said last week the bill falls short of ending Mississippi’s participation in Common Core, a voluntary set of educational standards many states, including Mississippi, have adopted. He said he will need to review the bill further before deciding whether to sign it.

Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education said in a statement Monday:

“The final version of this bill does nothing to “end Common Core in Mississippi” nor does it prohibit the use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, or PARCC, as claimed by Reeves.

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