Superintendent Hill Explains 'No' Vote on Common Core Standards

Superintendent Hill Explains 'No' Vote on Common Core Standards
Superintendent Hill Explains 'No' Vote on Common Core Standards

Alongside the Republican National Committee, state superintendent of public instruction Cindy Hill has spoken out against common core education standards in Wyoming - standards supported by the Wyoming Department of Education.

The Common Core State Standards were developed by national education officials and supporters say reconcile curriculums for public school students across the country. Superintendent Cindy Hill explains why she voted against the standards in Wyoming.

Interim Director of the Department of Education, Jim Rose, has emphasized the Department's support of the common core and that the core itself was developed through collaboration and will ultimately benefit the students. But Hill says that decision should be in the hands of the individual states, school boards, educators and parents.

She says Wyoming should look within to improve the education of its students and that there are experts in the state working with Wyoming's students every day. Based on 2010 figures, the average cost of educating every Wyoming student sits at $18,814 - the highest per-pupil cost in the nation.

To listen to Hill's most recent appearance on Public Pulse, click on the attachment below.

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