By Kerry Drake 

Wyo lawmakers have a constitutional duty to fund public schools


February 3, 2021

Wyoming’s public schools have long been a subject of derision for many Republican state lawmakers who claim they underperform. If such scrutiny leads to the constant improvement of our K-12 system, then I’m all for it.

But that’s not the solution the Legislature is considering. Instead, a committee charged with determining how much the state spends on education wants to cut funding by an estimated $250 million over the next three years.

That’s like complaining of a headache and then “solving” the problem by cutting off your head. If the topic wasn’t so serious, their response...

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