Blankenship to Run for Superintendent

Trent Blankenship will run for a familiar position.
Trent Blankenship will run for a familiar position.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Trent Blankenship has filed to run again for the office. Blankenship resigned as superintendent in June 2005, citing time away from his family and political fights with Governor Dave Freudenthal.

Blankenship worked as a school superintendent in Alaska after leaving Wyoming. He's been back in Wyoming since March 2009, working as an instructional facilitator at the Wyoming Indian School in Pavillion. He says he's running for the office again because he disagrees with how his successor, Jim McBride, has handled it. Blankenship says he wants to reduce the size of the Wyoming Department of Education, end an unpopular student assessment test and return schools to local control.


I would definitely vote for him if he would do away with tenure! Nobody should be guaranteed a job. Teachers wages are high enough now that I doubt they would have trouble filling positions so I think 'tenures' time has come and gone.

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