JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Economic Council Hosted it’s Capital day Thursday morning with briefings from state officials about the upcoming legislative session. Governor Bryant spoke on education reform.
Governor Bryant believes in open enrolment and that students should be able to choose what school they go to.
“We’ve got a 150 little walls that we build up out there and we surround our schools and say, you can’t get in, you can’t get out,” said Bryant.
He touched on performance based teacher pay.
“Now I’m not expecting them to take a class that failing and make it as star”
He believes that children in the third grade who can’t read should be held back until they are able to read at a third grade level.
“What we normally do is pass them on to the third grade like an assembly line.”
Governor Bryant also would also like to see teachers to have a minimum requirement of a 21 on their ACT. The Governor does not expect all of his suggestions to be fulfilled but believes reform in the education system needs to start because our current system is failing.