Wyoming Liberty Group
Amy Edmonds discusses Wyoming Liberty Group’s education goals in this week’s podcast. Among those goals is a call to look at education policy with fresh eyes and ponder the question, what does it take to educate the whole child?” March 26, 2015
The 2015 Wyoming Legislative Session is over but our work here at the Wyoming Liberty Group for 2015 doesn’t end as we continue to focus on a parent’s fundamental right to raise their children without government interference. Recently we went to Washington D.C. with a group of mom’s from around the state to speak to Wyoming’s Congressional delegation about education issues. At the heart of their discussion was a call for more freedom for parents to direct and choose their children’s educational path as well as the real and urgent need for the federal government to remove itself entirely from the education policy arena.
Parents need real choice in education. Which meant for the Washington trip, our message focused on the reality that any new federal education legislation must get the federal government out of the way of providing real and clear distinctions in education for parents. And at the state level, we continue to speak against artificial government “accountability” measures that have been shown to be a failure in the past (think - No Child Left Behind).
Imagine you have ten accounts you allocate your paycheck to every month. At bill time, you take money from two of these accounts, call them your traditional accounts, to pay your bills. One day, your paycheck suddenly plunges and you don’t have enough flowing into these traditional accounts. No problem, you can just divert the flow from some other account into your traditional accounts and pay your bills that way. All appears good—but is it?
Amy Edmonds discusses what needs to be included in any federal education legislation to give control back to states and ultimately, to parents. March 19, 2015
Here's what's happening in education this week, in Wyoming and around the country.
Recently Al Gore decided to turn up the heat on those not willing to worship the climate change movement as “accepted science.” Mr. Gore stated at a recent technology event he felt anyone who disagrees with man made climate change should “pay the political price.” One has to wonder what price Mr. Gore is talking about? Perhaps he would like to silence all speech that doesn't align with his political ideology.
And in similar news this week the Wyoming State Board of Education met in Saratoga, WY, and voted to move forward with the review of the state’s science standards. No doubt we will see the same kind of rhetoric coming from those on the board pushing the Next Generation Science Standards adoption in Wyoming.
Amy Edmonds recaps the Wyoming Legislative Session from an education view and discusses how Wyoming parents were shut out through the defeat of two pieces of legislation that would have strengthened parental rights in Wyoming. March 12, 2015