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Scholarship to Wear a Mask is not the right direction for Wyoming Students

 

August 6, 2020

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Jillian Balow, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the offer of free college with federal CARES money is not the right message or strategy for that money or our state. It is all too easy in contemporary politics for politicians to offer free everything, we can do better than that in Wyoming. 

A draft bill, proposed by Speaker Harshman, and supported by minority leaders Rothfuss and Connolly, originally...



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