Mississippi Governor “Disses” Mississippi Professional Educators

Governor Phil Bryant carelessly labelled Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) a “union” and repudiated needing its “support.”   MPE is the largest teacher group in Mississippi, outstripping both NEA and AFT state affiliates in membership numbers.  It is a nonunion professional educator group.  Bracey Harris has the story in the clarion-ledger.com.

In an effort to defend Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, whose school choice record has drawn criticism from educators, Gov. Phil Bryant dismissed Mississippi’s largest statewide teacher group as not representative “of the majority of the hardworking teachers in Mississippi.”

Bryant can’t seek re-election and Reeves is running for governor with Bryant’s endorsement.t risk.