Governor Says Wyoming Education Must Improve
Gov. Matt Mead is calling on Wyoming lawmakers to improve the state's education system. Speaking in his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Cheyenne on Wednesday, Mead says the state's approach to education is bogged down in unnecessary disputes. There's been open friction over the last year between lawmakers and state public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill. Lawmakers say they're anxious to see student test scores reflect the state's heavy investment in public education. Some lawmakers say Hill's office has failed to complete some tasks of the state's ongoing education accountability effort. They say her administration has hindered the work of other boards and panels working on education reform. Mead says the Legislature needs to send a clear message that Wyoming will not accept the current situation.