Senate Conservatives want answers from MDE on Common Core, say money not standards drove adoption.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) today released a copy of a letter the group is sending to Mississippi Superintendent of Education Lynn House regarding the development of the Common Core Standards and their impact on Mississippi students achievement. The correspondence lists 14 questions pertaining to the development of the standards. MSCC plans to send … Continue reading Senate Conservatives want answers from MDE on Common Core, say money not standards drove adoption.

HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.


BY: Senator Angela Hill Recently, my colleague in the Senate, Senator Kenny Wayne Jones,¬†released a statement taking the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition to task for questioning the new Common Core Standards being implemented in Mississippi. He is short on evidence to support his claims and makes several false statements. It boggles my mind that the … Continue reading HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.

Cooking the Books: Dept. of Education Chairman defends removing grad rates from accountability ratings


As school bells sound for a new school year, many districts in Mississippi will be striving for a favorable rating in the state's accountability model. In order to reach the top two classifications, graduation rates come into play and they must be of a high percentage. That requirement however, was recently removed by the State … Continue reading Cooking the Books: Dept. of Education Chairman defends removing grad rates from accountability ratings