Wyoming Liberty Group
Wyoming Liberty Group attended the July 25 meeting of the legislature’s Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration. It was interesting to see how much of a closed loop the process will be. The consultants engaged to do the work exclusively define interested stakeholders as elected government officials and employees plus employees of and lobbyists for the giant Education-Industrial complex. Accordingly, it’s likely to be simply an echo chamber of ghosts of recalibrations past with reverberations of “send us your money.”
Listen in as Robert Nelson discusses the recent release of the Wyoming education PAWS testing results with host Glenn Woods.
What do PAWS, NAEP & ACT have in common besides being arcane acronyms? They are all K-12 education testing systems, each testing different age groups by subject, with the object of assessing what kids know and can do. They’ve also become canaries in the coal mine telling us our education systems and theories are ineffective. See the four graphs below.
Popular Wyoming radio host Glenn Woods has recently joined KGAB radio here in Cheyenne. CEO Jonathan Downing sat down with Glenn on Friday March 3. They discussed a variety of topics including a post-session rundown. Click play now to listen to this great conversation!
The purpose of Wyoming’s K-12 education system, according to the Wyoming Supreme Court, is to provide education that is “the best we can do” as well as “unsurpassed” and “visionary” A growing body of evidence shows that those characteristics are achieved, primarily, by having great teachers.
Ever wonder what it’s like to testify in front of a committee? Watch as our very own Robert Nelson testified to the Wyoming House Education committee last January.