Wyoming Liberty Group
Bob Nelson and Amy Edmonds speak with Gary Freeman on KGAB about the serious issues around Wyoming's K-12 school finance system. Is it really true that more money equals better outcomes for students? Listen to find out.
Wyoming has been paying a ton of money for K-12 education since 2005. The reason for the heavy spending? It was a major Wyoming Supreme Court/Legislative overhaul of the way our schools were being funded to equalize spending among students.
Now we find that the consultants, on whose advice the spending was largely based, criticize the system for weak performance. Unbiased observers who look at the facts have to agree that skyrocketing spending isn’t improving results.
Most Wyoming folks like to think of themselves as smart shoppers. We like to cheerfully tell friends about the good deals we’ve found or how paying list price for the latest pickup was worth it. Oddly enough, we don’t seem to shop the same way for our children’s K-12 educations. We neither know nor care how much is being spent nor whether we’re getting our money’s worth. Should we?
Amy Edmonds talks with Boyd Wiggam, legal counsel for Wyoming Liberty Group, about what place local control has in the Wyoming education system as expressed by the Wyoming Supreme Court. Many in Wyoming believe local control really exists, but does it? Listen and find out.