Senate committee approves Wright as state superintendent
Published: January 30,2014
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JACKSON — State Superintendent Carey Wright is one step closer to being confirmed to her post.
The Senate Education Committee voted 14-1 today in favor of Wright, who was hired by the state Board of Education to lead Mississippi’s public schools.
The measure goes next to the full Senate for consideration.
Wright, who previously worked in the District of Columbia and Maryland, continues to emphasize her support for state-funded preschool and efforts to improve student achievement.
State Sen. Angela Hill, a Picayune Republican, is the only committee member opposing Wright. Hill opposes state-funded preschool and Mississippi’s embrace of the Common Core standards.
Supporters of those standards say they will help students learn more analytically and less by memorization. Opponents see them as academically flawed and a loss of state control.
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