Did Bill Gates infect the Wyoming Department of Education with a “computer virus?” A virus enters a computer system in a nontraditional way. Rather than being installed by the user, it rides in on another application. You may not notice its arrival until it starts to affect your computers performance.
Natrona County students did not do as well on the PAWS test this year as they did in previous years! Why? The “virus” of Common Core curriculum has infected the education system of Natrona County. Common Core is touted as more “rigorous” and a higher standard than previous standards. Yet Wyoming students educated with Common Core standards could not match the performance of student taught under the old less “rigorous” standards. Apparently, Common Core standards are not more rigorous.
So how did this Common Core “virus” find its way to Wyoming schools? Our governor, Matt Mead, brought it back to Wyoming from the National Governors Association. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation gave a substantial contribution to the National Governors Association to help advance the adoption of these national standards. By working through the governors association they could circumvent the “users and “install” the Common Core “virus” without a confrontation with voters or the general public. Here in Wyoming it worked! We never had the chance to vote for or against Common Core! And yet, we are stuck with it.
How do we “reboot” the system? The liberal who brought Common Core to Wyoming must be removed and replaced with a conservative.