Wyoming Liberty Group
Susan Gore spoke with Gary Freeman on KGAB about the the stifling of public comment at State Board of Education meetings on the Next Generation Science Standards. July 2, 2015
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
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.
In this short podcast, WyLiberty’s Amy Edmonds provides us with an update on education-related legislation coming out of the House. First up is HB 23, Next Generation Science Standards, and second, HB 147, Wyoming Council of Education. January 30, 2015
For Wyoming parents wondering what really happens behind the scenes to push the direction of statewide education policy, they need look no further. A stunning video released this past week by the parent-led group, Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core, revealed minutes from an October meeting convened by an education bureaucracy-led group called the ECA (External Cost Adjustment) Coalition.
The Coalition, which was apparently formed to ensure an increase in education funding through the use of an ECA, veered away from such school finance issues and stated in their minutes, among other things, that parents are not education experts and that they have “hijacked” education in Wyoming. The Coalition hinted at back door deals being made to ensure the continuation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).