CHEYENNE – Recently an evaluation of Wyoming's educational system by StudentsFirst (www.studentsfirst.org) cast a negative light on Wyoming's education delivery system. However, when one inspects the report rubric, it becomes apparent very quickly that legislative policy, not student performance is viewed as the culprit driving their analysis.
Superintendent Hill stated, "When you look at the report published a few days ago by the Michelle Rhee led organization StudentsFirst, you see Wyoming received an overall Grade of "F." The report is critical of the state's legislative policies, not schools, not student academic performance, or not the Wyoming Department of Education. This is yet another example of those outside Wyoming who are not familiar with the conscientious work of our legislators who insure educational policies reflect Wyoming values.
Hill said, "I give everyone the same advice, inform yourself by reading and studying results from evaluations relating to our state's educational system-not doing so might expose you and your community to erroneous information. I recommend you visit schools in your community, talk to teachers and principals, and attend district school board meetings to help inform yourself, after all, these are the ones closest to your student and the students in your community."