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Letter to the editor: Common Core standards are in Wyoming

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 2013




Dear Editor:



Is anybody paying attention to what’s going on with education in Wyoming?

As of last year, Common Core is now in two curriculum areas of Wyoming’s education system – math and language arts. It’s absolutely imperative that we convince our state elected officials and the appointed Wyoming Board of Education (BOE) not to adopt Common Core into any more curriculum areas and to drop the two they have already adopted.

How do we do this? We must elect a governor who will stand against Common Core, who will appoint members to the BOE who will do the same, and most importantly, repeal SF103 (the creation of an education director, or “czar” as some refer to). Also, we need to elect legislators who will understand what’s going on with education in Wyoming.

One other thing: I have visited with a number of educators, superintendents and principals, and by far, the majority is not opposed to Common Core. Each and every one of us who have these concerns need to visit with them in our school districts and around the state to raise their level of concern. If we don’t do this, home schooling will be in jeopardy and charter schools could eventually be closed and/or eliminated with a worst case scenario that education in Wyoming will have to be turned over to the Feds and their minions through funding methods.

Remember this: when the BOE voted last year to adopt Common Core 8-4, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill voted against Common Core, as did the BOE chairman Ron Micheli. We need to join together and support these leaders and others like them if we are going to change the direction a majority of our present legislators, governor and others are taking us.












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