The Wyoming Department of Education is urging citizens to serve on a science standards review committee.
Previous science standards generated controversy because they addressed subjects like climate change and evolution. The Department is attempting to get more public involvement in developing a new set of standards. State Superintendent Cindy Hill says that too few citizens were invited to participate last time.
“When people are not included who want to be part of this process and they have important information to share and the values of the people of Wyoming are somehow not included, we need to stop and take a look and reassess our own processes. That’s what we’ve done, that’s what the state board of education has asked us to do in the department”
The committee could start meeting as early as July. People can sign up to participate via the Department’s website