Wyoming Liberty Group
On March 17th staff member Robert Nelson had the opportunity to sit down with KGAB host Glenn Woods. They discussed topics based on education such as Wyoming’s education budget and the upcoming work of the recalibration committee. They also discussed the recent legislative session and it’s most engaged legislators.
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.
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.
Amy Edmonds joins John Birbari on KVOW Riverton Radio to talk about Wyoming K-12 spending and education results over the past 20 years. While Wyoming education spending has skyrocketed, education results have not kept pace.