Common Core in Mississippi might be on the chopping block if Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has his way.
Reeves told Mississippi Watchdog in a phone interview Monday he supports scrapping Common Core and replacing it with another curriculum.
The Republican said he wants to form a task force of parents, teachers and business leaders to investigate a new curriculum to replace Common Core, which has been under fire in the state by the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition and others.
SECOND IN COMMAND: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves advocates the replacement of the state’s Common Core curriculum.
Reeves said he’s inspired to junk the curriculum because of Oklahoma’s experience with Common Core. The state lost its waiver from the most onerous standards of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act for returning to its old curriculum, but later appealed and got its waiver back.