Wyoming Liberty Group
Amy Edmonds speaks with KGAB’s Gary Freeman about education in Wyoming. Is Wyoming truly getting what it pays for when it comes to public education? Wyoming would be better off looking at Education Savings Accounts as a way to save taxpayers money and strengthen parental choice. Listen in as they talk about this and other education related topics.
Amy Edmonds spoke with Chuck Gray on his radio show Tuesday and discussed why Education Savings Accounts will help improve the state's budget woes and provide much needed school choice options throughout the state. Education Savings Accounts are funded through a voluntary tax credit and then awarded to means tested Wyoming families and would provide $8000 per child for their education. Wyoming currently spends over $16,000 per child on public education. This plan would provide a savings of half that cost. Listen as Amy and Chuck discuss the details.
Wyoming families and friends recently celebrated two school choice events to highlight Wyoming's growing participation in school choice through charter schools, private school, online learning and homeschooling. January's National School Choice Week and February's parent-led Public School Options events brought them to Cheyenne from all corners of the state. Many spoke about the positive role school choice has had in their lives and the lives of their children.
Amy Edmonds speaks to Glenn Woods about a great opportunity for Wyoming families to have real educational choice through the proposed Wyoming Education Savings Account which would allow parents to chose whatever education is right for their child.
Amy Edmonds and John Birbari, from KVOW Riverton Radio, discuss how school districts strangle school choice. October 19, 2015
“This is the biggest anti school choice vote by a local school board in state history.” Sandy Shanor, Chair of Laramie County School Board #1
In a historic 5-2 vote last week in Cheyenne, the state’s largest school district passed a solidly anti school choice resolution for use by the Wyoming School Boards Association (WSBA). Laramie County School District #1(LCSD#1) is one of only two districts that currently operate a charter school within their district. The resolution, written by school board member Nate Breen with input from the WSBA, outlined a series of onerous and unnecessary requirements to be placed upon independent charter schools. Once again, Wyoming parents can point to a consistent pattern of anti school choice behavior by local school boards.