HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Another study has come out critical of Mississippi's education system. This time, its from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
In a recent report, it gives the state's K-12 program an "F" for academic achievement and college and workforce preparedness.
But, it also showed that Mississippi has made improvement since the Chamber's first report in 2007.
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves said the state has been working on some long-term solutions to make education better.
"We've done things like invested in public education, where we spend nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars more on public education this budget year than we did just three years ago," Reeves said. "We've also talked about reforming our educational system. We've also changed the way in which we rate our schools, so that parents and grandparents can better understand the quality of the education that their kids are getting," he said.
Louisiana and Alabama also received an "F." Massachusetts scored the highest, while schools in Washington, D.C. were the worst.