From State Sentaor Michael Watson’s Facebook Post Watson’s Facebook Page
“It appears SB 2690 that fully repeals and replaces CCSS will not come up for a vote in the Senate Education committee. In its place, the Lt. Governor has decided to use SB 2161 as his approach to address Common Core, as SB 2161 passed the Senate Education Committee this morning. Here’s the problem: SB 2161 only forces the state board of education to “hear recommendations” and “consult with” the MS Commission on College and Career Readiness. The board would not have to enact a single recommendation. Remember, the state board adopted Common Core. The state board has maintained their support of Common Core. I have no faith that a group who fully supports Common Core will do little more than simply “hear” and “consult”. To boil it down, SB 2161 may repeal the name, “Common Core State Standards”, but it is not a full repeal and does not guarantee a single standard will be replaced. Please stay engaged, we’ve much more work to do!”
Sen. Michael Watson is a Republican from Pascagoula.