Wyoming has waded into the national debate about CRT and American exceptionalism.

But critics say social studies here "is a cacophony of vagaries." No one has wanted to change it. And in this environment, it could be much harder.


My piece is sort of a 1000 foot view of the issue. I'd refer you to @m0rgan_hughes' excellent breakdown of the standards and how they compare to other states.

We're not alone -- 20 other states failed. And Balow said a revision of standards are imminent. trib.com/news/state-and…
I'd also recommend this fact check she wrote after some inaccurate statements about CRT in Wyoming schools were made by an NCSD Board member. trib.com/news/local/edu…
It would be interesting to see if the Legislature gets involved on this one. It does have a recent legacy of politicizing curriculum, as it did with teaching climate change several years ago to avoid undermining the state's fossil fuel industry.


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Today is the Q2 FEC filing deadline.

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