3:28 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Retiring State Senator is Worried about Future of Education

Wyoming – With new legislators coming in some veterans are leaving office. Senator Mike Massie from Laramie is one of those departing. He ran for State Superintendent this year and loss and has spent over a decade working on education policy. I spoke with him about a special legislative committee's work on school accountability. The goal is to get better results from students because Wyoming is spending a large amount on education. But, Massie says the bill the committee passed is seriously flawed. One of his main criticisms is that the accountability would be tied to a single test, which is known as PAWS, but he told me after the committee's vote that there are other problems too.