Wyoming Liberty Group
When the Colonies broke away from King George III and his British Empire, the driving force was to unshackle everyone, rich or poor, from the tyranny of an authoritarian monarchy. It is often, and rightly so, noted that American independence created an era of unprecedented entrepreneurial freedom. This in turn resulted in levels of prosperity unheard of in the Old World. Industrialization created jobs, opportunity and wealth for millions of Americans and encouraged countless immigrants to come and build their own bright future.
Sheridan, Wyoming mom Sierra Mullinax traveled through the rolling hills of eastern Missouri recently, watching for Amish buggies to appear as she talked about her decision to change her children’s education. She and her kids were traveling on a 10-day, 12-state summer field trip.
“We’re trying to hit some of the sites we have studied this semester. My parents were both schoolteachers, and we spent a lot of time traveling in the summer. I just remembered that when I was in public school, when you actually got to see what you studied throughout the year, you learned so much more.”
Amy Edmonds spoke to Chuck Gray about the dangers of shutting Wyoming parents out of the Science Standards debate and why not being afraid to hear conflict in our halls of government is the sign of a free and healthy society. June 11, 2015
If some states have much higher science standards, why would Wyoming drop to the level of the NGSS? June 8, 2015
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 so worked up that they would start calling one another racists and bigots? What is in this curriculum?
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 the right to participate in a proposed public hearing.
The entire episode centers on a decision soon to be made by the school board to purchase a number of reading curriculums for grades K-7 at a cost of around $200,000 to the district taxpayers.