JACKSON, MISS– In his second inaugural address, Governor Phil Bryant touched on the topics that surround Mississippi, both in the past and present days.
Almost immediately upon the start of his speech, the 64th governor of the state of Mississippi highlighted the tortured past of the Magnolia state, and the strides that have been made.
Focusing on his first term as governor, Bryant discussed the successes the state has seen in job creation, education, and telemedicine, but he says it isn’t enough just yet.
Governor Bryant also discussed the advances made in education, especially with the third grade reading gate, saying that over 90% of Mississippi’s third graders passed the reading efficiency exam in August.
One of the main topics during the legislative session this year was also reflected in Governor Bryant’s speech–the freedom for parents to choose which school, public or private, their child can go to, despite financial status.
“If it is best for the student, let it be done,” says the Governor.
If you missed the speech, here is the full audio: