If there’s fat to cut from Wyoming public schools, why didn’t “Recalibration” find it?

Imagine being told you’ll get a great present at the end of the year that will make your life much better. You wait, getting more …

The Cuts So Far (Part 7): Public schools – No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers

Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to …

How to cut Wyoming’s education budget shortfall in half without raising taxes or drawing money from savings

Wyoming lawmakers who want to cut public education talk like the state is so broke they simply have no option. We must “live within our …

Consultants, finding no major areas for education cuts, leave lawmakers to defund Wyoming public schools on their own accord

Dec. 14, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Surprise, surprise: The consultants hired to “Recalibrate” Wyoming’s public school funding didn’t find any wasteful bureaucracy, bloated teacher …

Want to cut Wyoming education funding? Fine. That means closing rural schools.

When lawmakers argue that funding cuts can solve Wyoming’s education budget crisis, they talk about things like “bloated teacher salaries” and too much administrative bureaucracy. …

Fearful of proposing new revenues, State Senator uses fake math to argue for education cuts

Oct. 30, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff It’s hard to tell whether Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) is misinformed or just plain lying when he says …

“Recalibration” committee members slam Sheridan senator over bogus claims about Wyoming public school performance

Oct. 20, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff The Wyoming State Legislature, for all its shortcomings, is typically a polite group. Lawmakers tend to avoid making …

While Wyoming State Senate leadership pushes for more education cuts, a committee votes to require new computer science courses in public schools

Oct. 17, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Many Wyoming state senators finished last legislative session feeling confident that the cuts they’d made to public education …

Lawmaker proposes to divert mineral tax revenues from savings accounts and use them to fund education instead

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Protecting special education funding at a time when “all options are on the table”

Terri Dawson came to an education meeting in her hometown of Buffalo last month determined to explain why Wyoming needs to continue funding special education.…