State Supt. of Education speaks at WCU

State Supt. of Education speaks at WCU

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright spoke at William Carey University Tuesday night.

She addressed the Pine Belt Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. That is a professional organization for educators.

Before she spoke, she commented on the two upcoming ballot initiatives to fund public education.

She said the State Board hasn't taken a position on either one, but does want to see education fully-funded.

"The State Board's position has always been to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) and so, that continues to be the State Board's position on that," she said. "And so, we have not taken a position on either, because we believe whatever the formula is, the formula needs to be fully-funded."

Initiative 42 would require the state to provide "an adequate and efficient" school system, while the alternative, created by legislators, says they should provide support of effective schools, "without judicial enforcement."