Ed. chief not fit for Magnolia State, says AFA

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

unisex bathroom 2Mississippi officials are calling for the state's public schools leader to resign and a family advocacy group is seconding that suggestion.

Carey Wright, education superintendent for the state, created a political firestorm when she said public school districts should abide by the controversial transgender-friendly edict announced last week by the Obama administration.

She later walked back that suggestion but her job is now in jeopardy.

Chambers

A spokesman for Mississippi-based American Family Association says Wright should step down.

"We do not believe that Dr. Wright is fit to serve as the leader for our children, and the parents of our children, in the State of Mississippi," says AFA Action spokesman Rob Chambers.

Wright came to Mississippi from the public school system in Washington, D.C., Chambers points out, and Mississippi is witnessing an "import" of those educational beliefs in the Magnolia State.

Governor Phil Bryant immediately rejected the edict, which came May 13 in a joint letter from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice.

In an American Family Radio interview, Mississippi state Sen. Michael Watson pointed out that the Mississippi Board of Education sets policy for the state's Department of Education. 

"Not the superintendent," he said, referring to Wright.

She imposed her "own political will" on the state and deserves to be fired, Watson said. 

A second state senator, Angela Hill, has said Wright decided to comply with a "federal directive" instead of the will of Mississippi citizens.

Both Hill and Watson have penned a letter asking Wright to step down.

 

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