Wyoming Liberty Group
Amy Edmonds and John Birbari talk about freeing parents to make education decisions for their children using tax credit scholarships, on KVOW. October 26, 2015
This fall Wyoming legislators are busy attending interim Committee meetings on a variety of subjects, all of which will be addressed in the cold winter months of February and March during the 2016 Budget Session. Current trends indicate long-term budget problems for Wyoming.
This April I wrote a blog entitled, The Urgent Case for School Choice in Wyoming. I argued that Wyoming legislators should bring school choice measures that work for Wyoming’s tax structure in the next budget session for two reasons: first, because it is the right thing to do for parents statewide who understand the benefits real choice in education has for their children, and second because these measures have been proven to save states money.
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 discusses what needs to be included in any federal education legislation to give control back to states and ultimately, to parents. March 19, 2015