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Modified: Friday, Oct 4th, 2013


Pioneer Editor

LYMAN—A presentation on Education in the Constitution and the effects of Common Core standards for Wyoming schools said the standards circumvent local control.

This information was presented at the Lyman Town Hall, Tuesday night, in a presentation by Jeff Hymas, Casper.

Hymas has presented a series of lectures throughout Wyoming on the U. S. Constitution. The one Tuesday night delved into the constitutionality of Common Core.

Nearly 50 people attended the presentation and mid-way through, one question from the floor asked what did Common Core entail. A fairly lengthy discussion followed with views pro and con.

Overall, it was specified as Bob Eyre, board chairman of the Lyman School District, said, Common Core was not an issue that could be solved on the local or state level. People needed to contact their school boards and state representatives and Congressional representatives to express their concerns and ideas.

Parents need to get involved, become informed and take action to let their local school districts know whether they approved the Common Core standards were the ideas developed by those attending the presentation.

According to Lisa Eyre, one of the main opponents, Common Core means “Local control has been taken away…your voice will not be heard.”

Karl Allred, Uinta County Republican chair, said, “The way the state has done things (removing State Supt. Cindy Hill), you no longer have a voice.” He talked about the importance of contacting and writing letters to all the state’s legislators, not just an area’s local representatives. He also noted there was talk to make the State Board of Education a regionally elected board to give Wyoming residents a voice in the state’s education.

For the complete article see the 10-04-2013 issue.

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