This is great news for Wyoming.
“In its opinion, the Supreme Court said the Wyoming Constitution does not give the Legislature unlimited authority to prescribe the powers and duties of the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Lawmakers must ensure the superintendent has ‘general supervision of the public schools,’ as the constitution provides, according to the opinion.” Read the full article here: http://trib.com/news/local/casper/article_8dbd8ca3-e139-5b8a-847c-5dc3ce9edfa3.html
And this begs the question, what to do with Richard Crandall, the Governor’s new Education Czar, who’s salary is twice what Cindy Hill is paid. With todays’ ruling, Crandall has no duties because they belong to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cindy Hill. Will the governor keep Crandall or let him go? Will Crandall get a golden parachute for his few months in Mead’s administration? Time will tell.
And which legislators voted for SF-104? Isn’t it time we kick these people out office and vote for people willing to follow the Constitution and the will of the people? Here is a list of those who voted for SF-104.
Although this is a time to rejoice, we must not forget that the push to get Common Core Standards into Wyoming schools is still a threat to all of us.