Gov. Mead Joins Group That Mocks Those Opposed to Common Core

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead ( R ) has –not surprisingly–  joined the pro Common Core advocacy group “Unicorns Are Not Real” that mocks those who oppose the Common Core State Standards. The group mainly consists of Republicans, even though the state and national Republican platforms* state that the party is […]


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Yes You Can! Homeschool your Special Needs Child or Struggling Learner

For some the thought of homeschooling your special needs child or child struggling to learn seems like climbing a mountain. Even before you may have sought guidance in understanding your child’s needs or therapy to help work through challenges; the reality is you were there for your child from the […]


Which Box Does Your Child Fit in? The Problem with Academic Standards.

Confession: I love “Doctor Who“, almost as much as my 6 year old daughter, who is definitely a “Whovian”. So what does “Doctor Who” have to do with education? Well, besides traveling back in time to visit historical people and witness historical events, “Doctor Who” shows us that one size […]

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So, You Are Thinking About Homeschooling…

Homeschooling. The thought seems overwhelming and exciting, and back to overwhelming… And the negativity from family and friends who think you are insane doesn’t help the feeling of being utterly overwhelmed… Well never fear, we are here to help you! We want to be there for you when you feel […]


Natrona & Converse County Homeschoolers Invited to Participate in History Day

Natrona and Converse County homeschoolers have been invited by Natrona County School District to participate in this year’s History Day. I received an e-mail today from Ruth Putnum with the Natrona County School District inviting central Wyoming Homeschoolers to participate in  the Region 3 History Day on Saturday, March 21, […]

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Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

“If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again” When we hear those words, images of a children doing something for the first the time, flash through our minds. We don’t let our children give up, we encourage them to keep on trying. Your child may never be the next “Hank […]


Action Needed Immediately: Rep. Patton to Put HB221 on the Shelf

***As of 5:00 p.m. 2/5/15 the education committee will be meeting tomorrow, 15 minutes after noon recess (they have been meeting upon adjournment since the 2015 session began) and will be hearing: HB0196 Civics proficiency examination. and HB0231 Hathaway scholarships-exceptions from requirements. Yet one of Patton’s excuses for not hearing […]

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Immediate Action Needed: HB221 Education -Parental Rights update

HB221 Education-Parental Rights, has been assigned to the House Education Committee and has been tentatively placed on the Committee’s calendar for this Friday (2/6/15). Sign the petition to have HB221 heard and voted on in Committee here. Because of the overabundance of House education bills, I need you to contact […]


House Education Committee to Meet Today (2/2/15)

The House Education Committee will be convening today, to vote on the following bills. HB0190 and HB0192 – WFE neither supports nor opposes HB0191 Education-Hathaway scholarship requirements. WFE OPPOSES This bill changes the credit hours requirement for the Hathaway Scholarship from 12 to 15. This is unfair to students who […]

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This young man was placed on probation for "truancy", because he missed "too much" school due to illness.

HB221 Education Parental Rights Assigned to Committee

“The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions.” -Karl Marx   Karl Marx knew that in order to indoctrinate the children, he had to keep parents away from the control of their children’s education. After all […]


HB221- “Education- Parental Rights” it’s Your Bill!

*Update 1/30/15: HB221 Education-Parental Rights has been assigned to the House Education Committee. Please contact members of the House Education Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB221. Their e-mails are at the end of this article* We have been told Wyoming’s current homeschool law is “good enough”.   […]

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Homeschooling in Wyoming: Where to Start

So you are thinking of homeschooling, but aren’t sure where to begin… Where to start ***SCHOOLS WILL TRY TO GET YOU TO FILL OUT A PACKET WHEN YOU PULL YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL. DO NOT FILL OUT THAT PACKET, IT IS NOT REQUIRED BY THE HOMESCHOOL LAWS OF WYOMING*** […]


Action NEEDED: HJ0002 Goes to House Education Committee Today!

UPDATE: 5:55 PM 1/26/15 You were heard! HJ0002 was killed in committee with a 7 Nay-2 Aye vote! Be sure to thank  john.patton@wyoleg.gov, hans.hunt@wyoleg.gov, David.Northrup@wyoleg.gov, Jerry.Paxton@wyoleg.gov, garry.piiparinen@wyoleg.gov, allen.jaggi@wyoleg.gov, albert.sommers@wyoleg.gov for voting to preserve your right to vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction “All that is necessary for the triumph of […]

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HJ0002 Vote in House Ed. Committee 1/26/15 Who is With Us?

HJ0002-  State Superintendent of Public Instruction will make its debut in the House Education Committee tomorrow (Monday, January 26th, 2015). We had counted Rep. Sommers among those on the committee that we were confident would vote NO on HJ0002, but rumor has it, Rep. Sommers may be changing his mind. […]


HB144 False School Security Placed on General File

**Update: HB144 has been placed on the General File and is on the calendar for Monday, February 9th, 2015. Make sure you contact the legislature and tell them to vote NO on HB144** You may not be aware that Homeland Security works hand in hand with school districts on so […]

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House Education Committee to Meet Monday 1/19/15

The House Education Committee will be discussing three bills (HB11, HB23, and HB73) during their meeting on Monday, January 19th, 2015. The House Education Committee will be meeting upon the adjournment of the daily session in room H-10 of the Capitol. If you are in Cheyenne and would like to […]


Tell Coe “NO!!” on SJ0005 the Senate Twin of HJ0002

HJ0002-State superintendent of public instruction officially has a twin in the Wyoming Senate: SJ0005 – State superintendent of public instruction – 1. If you are not familiar with HJ0002, you can read about it here. It is important that you contact your legislators today, as well as the Joint Education […]

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HJ0002 Headed to Committee 1/26/15 -Act NOW

Update 1/24/15: HJ0002 will be in (the House Education) committee on Monday, January 26th, 2014 upon adjournment in room 302 of the Capitol.  If you have not yet e-mailed the House Education Committee, please do so as soon as possible.  (See the article below for the House Education Committee’s e-mails) […]


And They’re Off! The 2015 Wyoming Legislature is in Session

The 2015 General Legislative Session officially began today, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. With that means Wyoming Freedom in Education will be e-mailing (and posting) important information and calls to action pertaining to education related bills. But education bills aren’t the only bills that our legislators will be voting on, you […]


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Every War Needs an Army…

A war has been waged against educational freedom, not just on a national level, but on a state level as well. There are people who have been elected to represent you and me within the borders of Wyoming who seek to eliminate any freedoms in education that should be inalienable. […]


Rep. Hans Hunt’s Response to Your E-mails

Rep. Hans Hunt (R) Newcastle received your e-mails concerning his decision to vote yes on HJ0002, and he responded. You can read the call to action that led to those e-mails here. Rep. Hunt’s “yes” vote (by proxy), in the committee to even bring HJ0002 forward in the first place […]

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2015-2016 House Majority Whip and House Education Committee Member, Rep. Hans Hunt.

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Act Now to Stop Rep. Hunt from Voting Against YOU on HJ0002

The establishment in the Wyoming legislature is at it again. They will not stop until they have removed all accountability to the people from the Wyoming Department of Education. And sadly Rep. Hans Hunt, is no exception. It is vital that you contact Rep. hans.hunt@wyoleg.gov (R) Newcastle today. It seems […]


Tell Your Legislators to Vote NO on HJ0002: The SF104 “redo”

Remember 2013’s SF104-The unconstitutional bill that stripped then Superintendent of Public Instruction (Cindy Hill) of her duties? – Well it is back, revamped, and already has a bill number: HJ0002. *we expect a mirror bill to appear in the senate as well*. – This bill will eliminate the elected position […]

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Home - (307) 672-2776
Cell - (307) 752-0496
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What You Don’t Know About Ceballos and Balow…

Wyoming Freedom in Education is a non-partisan organization, we are not concerned with a candidate’s party affiliation, we are concerned with educational freedom. So when people tell us that the things we write could cause the [fill-in-the-blank] candidate to win, we don’t care. We are not in this fight so […]


Was there an Epic Fail in the Superintendent of Public Instruction Primary?

  When a Democrat, begins to echo our sentiments about their Republican opponent, it is worth noting. During the PBS debate on Thursday, October 16th, Democrat Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Mike Ceballos, called out his Republican challenger Jillian Balow for “waffling” on the Common Core issue, which is exactly […]

Jillian Balow and Mike Ceballos candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Jillian Balow (R) and Mike Ceballos (D)

Is There Really a Choice for Superintendent of Public Instruction?

On the evening of the primary election on August 19th, 2014 the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction were narrowed down to two from four. Mike Ceballos (D) and Jillian Balow (R) are the two contenders vying for your vote on Nov. 4th. The question is, are either of them […]


Gov. Mead’s AG is AGAINST Parental Rights

Governor Mead does not think parents have the inalienable right to make ALL decisions pertaining to their children.   His appointment of Attorney General Peter Michael and his unconstitutional appointment of [now former] Arizona Senator Richard Crandall, as the Director of the Department of Education following SF104 is proof positive […]

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael think that data and accountability measures supersede parental rights