Wyoming Liberty Group
What do PAWS, NAEP & ACT have in common besides being arcane acronyms? They are all K-12 education testing systems, each testing different age groups by subject, with the object of assessing what kids know and can do. They’ve also become canaries in the coal mine telling us our education systems and theories are ineffective. See the four graphs below.
Popular Wyoming radio host Glenn Woods has recently joined KGAB radio here in Cheyenne. CEO Jonathan Downing sat down with Glenn on Friday March 3. They discussed a variety of topics including a post-session rundown. Click play now to listen to this great conversation!
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” as well as “unsurpassed” and “visionary” A growing body of evidence shows that those characteristics are achieved, primarily, by having great teachers.
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.
“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.