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Former Gov. Winter: Education has "come a long way"

Former Gov. William Winter speaks at the Hol-Mac Corporation Friday. Former Gov. William Winter speaks at the Hol-Mac Corporation Friday.
BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) -

Former Gov. William Winter, the man who signed Mississippi's historic Education Reform Act into law 30 years ago, says the state has come a long way in educating its citizens, but still has more work to do. He also says the Magnolia State is moving in the right direction when it comes to education.

"We've come a long way, by anybody's figuring, we've come a long way," Winter said. "But, that doesn't mean we still don't have a lot to do. We still have a long way to go to get our educational system up to where it really ought to be. I think what they did at this session, I think what Gov. Bryant and the legislature did in promoting education at this session is a very progressive, encouraging thing and I think we continue to build on ideas like that," he said.

Winter was in Bay Springs Friday for a 50th anniversary celebration for the Hol-Mac Corporation.

Thursday, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the K-12 appropriations bill for the upcoming school year. It provides the same level funding as this year, with an additional $27 million for retirement.

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