Since 2015, we have been pointing out how Mississippi’s high school graduation rate has been inflated by a watering down of standards by the Mississippi Department of Education and the board that oversees it.
When people are desperate, they are more inclined to do dumb things. To Mississippi’s credit, it avoided that trap when it went shopping for personal protective equipment in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. Carey Wright, the state superintendent of education, calls her plan to gear up for continued distance learning in the fall a “life-changing opportunity for the children of Mississippi.”
It’s also an opportunity to blow a whole lot of money.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves continues to take the correct approach by gradually lifting the business restrictions that had been imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday, Reeves announced he was shifting from “shelter at home” to “safer at home” — a difference that is more than just a case of semantics.