Author Archives: Amy Edmonds

Here we go again: Fed Ed Secretary Announces Another Federal Initiative

*This post was originally published on July 17, 2014 Fed Ed Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that the U.S. Department of Ed is initiating a multifaceted new strategy to ensure every American public school child will have equal opportunities … Continue reading

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Time to Disinfect Out the Common Core

*This post was originally published on May 9, 2014 Perhaps the biggest dose of reality for those who believe they know what is best for all the rest of us is when they discover they really don’t know the rest … Continue reading

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The Boogeyman in Public Education

Last week I wrote about free speech in public education and how one community in Wyoming (Cody) is up in arms, neighbor fighting neighbor, over the eminent purchase of a K-8 reading curriculum. What in the world could get folks … Continue reading

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Education is About Growing A Rose

*This post was originally published on May 8, 2014. I just read a piece entitled “Why I teach Philosophy to Plumbers” by Professor Scott Samuelson; he writes about why a liberal arts education matters in our modern world. In a similar vein, … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Free Speech in Education

In what can only be seen as a very strange case in Cody, WY, a small group of parents and public school teachers have sent out a letter to the local elected school board demanding their fellow citizens be denied … Continue reading

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A Lesson for Wyoming: A Tale of Two Moms

*This post was originally published on December 12, 2013 A recent article in a local Wyoming paper contained quotes from various state and local government officials that ranged from idealistically, dewy-eyed praise of the Common Core standards (and curriculum being … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide on the Common Core: Will Wyoming Policymakers Catch the Wave

*This post was originally published on December 12, 2013 More state leaders around the country are beginning to turn the tide on the Common Core Initiative tsunami by raising real concerns about this ill-conceived, untested education program. The latest in … Continue reading

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Every Child Achieves When Parents Have Choices

Last week I wrote about why state lawmakers should enact real school choice measures in Wyoming sooner than later. While I included in my blog all of the many studies seen in the school choice movement over the past decade … Continue reading

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The Urgent Case for School Choice in Wyoming

In writing a piece about why school choice is the right choice for parents in Wyoming I could start by reciting a whole slew of numbers regarding graduation rates, college enrollment, academic achievement and taxpayer savings. These figures are readily … Continue reading

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Time for Real Choice in Education

Parents must be freed to direct and choose their children’s educational path and the federal government must remove itself entirely from the education policy arena. Continue reading

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