By Rep. Landon Brown
WY HD9 Representative 

Books are only a problem if our kids can read


September 14, 2023

There has been a major dust-up over the past year or so about the materials available to our children in our school libraries and even our county libraries.

While I do not condone or believe that our school libraries are an appropriate place for many of these books, I am far more concerned with the ability of our children to be able to read. 

According to the Wyoming Department of Education’s WYTOPP scores from school year 2021-2022, only 47.89% of our 3rd graders are reading at a proficient or above proficient level. That means a majority of our children are leaving the 3rd grade n...

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