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Robert Nelson joins Wyoming Liberty Group to study Wyoming school finance and other topics of interest. Nelson has worked in primarily in private industry (accounting, investments, insurance and big data), but also served five years in State government.


While not a Wyoming native, he went to high school in Cheyenne, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees (Accounting and Finance, respectively) from the University of Wyoming and has lived in Cheyenne for many years.

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Top Heavy Staffing In Wyoming Education

Here is a question often heard since the extent of Wyoming’s K-12 funding shortfall has become widely discussed; “Is Wyoming education top-heavy with administrative staff?” The short answer would appear to be yes.

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Monday, 27 March 2017 15:40
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Great Wyoming Teachers and Attrition

The purpose of Wyoming’s K-12 education system, according to the Wyoming Supreme Court, is to provide education that is “the best we can do”[1] as well as “unsurpassed” and “visionary”[2] A growing body of evidence shows that those characteristics are achieved, primarily, by having great teachers.

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Robert Nelson Testifies to House Education Committee

Ever wonder what it’s like to testify in front of a committee? Watch as our very own Robert Nelson testified to the Wyoming House Education committee last January.

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Wyoming K-12 Education Legislative Developments

Bob Nelson chats with Doug Randall on KGAB 650 AM about 2017 school legislation.

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It's Complicated

“It’s complicated!” That is how one of our legislators – who has advanced degrees in scientific fields – recently described our K-12 education funding model. It was a remarkable understatement, made during debate about reducing the cost of the system. We face huge projected funding shortfalls which require cost reductions.

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Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings? Part 2

Wyoming Liberty Group recently wrote Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings Part 1 (See http://wyliberty.org/blog/education/can-we-rely-on-naep-rankings) Wyoming’s rankings versus other states in National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores. We pointed out that, while our rankings look very good, appearances are deceiving. The scores were:

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Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings?

Wyoming is talking. In fact, many are happy. What they’re jubilant about is Wyoming schools’ 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores. There is room to be pleased about where Wyoming ranks versus other jurisdictions in reading and math in both Grades 4 and 8.

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