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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves Wants to Get Rid of Common Core in Mississippi (AUDIO)

JACKSON, Miss.- Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Mississippi should stop using the Common Core State Standards in public schools.

Reeves speaking at the Stennis Institute of Government’s Capitol press corps luncheon Monday, said the state should create a task force to create their own higher standards of education.

“Mississippi children deserve education standards developed by teachers and parents,” said Reeves.

After monitoring the implementation of common core over the past few years, Reeves now believes the federal government has taken over or “hijacked” what began as an effort by states and business groups to improve academics.

Reeves wants the legislature to appoint a task force with parents, teachers and administrators to devise new education standards, bypassing the State Board of Education.

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