House To Consider Common Core Bill

Feb 18, 2014

The Wyoming House will consider a bill that would create a committee of educators and parents to determine if the state should continue to use Common Core State standards in K-12 education.  The bill would also develop new student assessment options.  Several teachers, the school board members, and a business leader spoke on behalf of the common core.  Bill Shilling of the Wyoming Business Alliance says that the bill doesn’t help.

“I don’t see in this legislation any advancement in the end product for our students,” says Shilling.

Bill sponsor Tom Reeder says he is trying to bring parents into the decision making process for education standards.  He says the only reason Wyoming decided to adopt Common Core is because of federal money that came with the program.

The bill now goes to the House floor.