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Common Core Promises Remain Unfulfilled

Common Core has been one of the most polarizing education initiatives ever conceived by national education bureaucrats. From its conception it has divided and angered hundreds of thousands of parents across the country. They created huge numbers of grassroots organizations, including several here in Wyoming, to oppose this corrosive education scheme. These groups have spent years working to eliminate the Common Core Standards and the testing scenarios that accompany them.

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Is Wyoming Getting What it Pays for in Education?

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.

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Amy Edmonds Speaks About Education Savings Account with Chuck Gray KVOC

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.  

 

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Skyrocketing Education Spending Produce Meager Results

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.  

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Education Spending Wars About to Begin

Members of the Wyoming House and Senate Education committee met last week at the close of the legislative session to discuss potential topics to study over the next 10 months. The meeting began with all of the lackluster enthusiasm of insomniacs watching a midnight infomercial. The usual flock of education bureaucrats and lobbyists representing school board members, the teachers union, community colleges, the University of Wyoming and the State Board of Education presented uninspiring testimony on various subjects from the state’s alignment with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to studying transportation costs within the districts.

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School Choice Growing

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.

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Amy Edmonds Speaks to Glenn Woods About Real Educational Choice

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.

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