Education Board Member Wants Science Standards Ban Removed from Bill

A bill that will be introduced in the upcoming session of the Wyoming Legislature that starts next week would eliminate a footnote to an existing bill approved last year that bans the state board of education from discussing science.

So, this week's poll question asks: Should the Legislature reverse the footnote banning the Board of Education from discussing next generation science standards?

Sue Belish of Ranchester who is a member of the state board of education agrees with Representative John Patton of Sheridan who will be introducing the bill. The answer is, “yes.” They both want the footnote removed and say there's already a process in place that works. We brought you Patton's response earlier in the week.

We talked with Belish, then, yesterday afternoon.

After making her point, she explained the standards further.

And, she said, they came to the state board with a recommendation.

So, she said, the footnote, basically, stopped the process. She believes that no one would object to 90- to 95-percent of the standards, but there are two areas that could be issues – one about climate and the other about evolution. The issue will be discussed today on the Public Pulse show. That airs at 9 this morning on 930 KROE, right after the news.

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