PEP Talk Podcast: 7-30-12: School choice in Mississippi with Lance Izumi

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Education, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Podcast, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

Listen to Managing Editor Keith Plunkett’s interview with Lance Izumi, one of the foremost education reform researchers in the country, on the eve of his meetings here in Mississippi with key legislators and Governor Phil Bryant.

In the interview they discuss Governor Bryant’s push for merit based teacher pay, the actual state of what Mississippi’s Department of Education considers to be it’s top school districts and how school officials are using Mississippi MCT testing to bolster numbers and appear to be doing a better job education children than they really are. They also discuss how President Obama’s Common Core standards are laying the groundwork for an unprecedented takeover of education policy across the country.