Education Quality Draws Differing Grades

A recent survey indicates that Wyoming educators and employers are far apart on whether state schools are providing a quality education.

The online query conducted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shows that 78.6 percent of educators believe that Wyoming schools are providing a quality education but only about 55 percent of employers are satisfied with the education of Wyoming students they hire.

Bill Schilling is president of the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation and chairman of a state education accountability advisory committee. He says he's not surprised by the difference in opinions among educators and employers because they have different perspectives.

Wyoming Education Association President Kathy Vetter says teachers are doing the best they can to ensure students are ready for college and careers.

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