Wyoming Democrats share a commitment to prepare our children for success through a first-rate education, hands on engagement and appropriate funding. Improving our schools and creating a skilled and educated workforce is the key to our state’s economic present and future as we continue to move into the 21st century economy.
Support common sense approach to education. Our students deserve the best education from kindergarten to college. Education standards are constantly evolving and ensuring our students have access to the latest and best education material. Economies only grow when an educated and motivated workforce is behind them. We have an obligation to ensure that our students are gaining the knowledge necessary for higher education and future careers. Schools needs continue to grow and that includes adequate nutrition and proper safety standards. Children can’t learn if they’re hungry and our schools aren’t safe.
Cradle to Career. In today’s educational environment we need to consider and expand the opportunities for childhood advancement in pre-k programs and grow a more robust community college system that meets our immediate workforce needs as well as prepares our students for transfer to the University of Wyoming. We also need to prepare and expand our top notch research university as it takes on more students and minds.
Make Wyoming Teacher Friendly. In the midst of the mandatory 5 year recalibration we are looking to assure the highest quality education through the recruitment and retention of the highest quality teachers. Schools demand adequate funding for state of the art technology and up to date curricular needs, and every Wyoming student needs the best we can offer them to academically flourish.
Education is and will be the cornerstone of the future Wyoming.
Wyoming Democrats believe that public lands belong to the public and not the highest bidder. Our protected spaces provide important recreation areas for sportsmen, hikers, and campers from across the state. They also provide important habitat for wyoming’s flora and fauna. Our lands need custodians and not developers.
Our public lands are more than just scenery, they are our heritage and need to be protected for posterity.
Keep Public Lands in Public Hands. Despite overwhelming evidence that selling our public lands would be catastrophic, Republicans still believe selling the people’s land to the highest bidder will help our economy and our state. We can not overstate how disastrous this decision would be for all who use public lands to hunt, fish, camp, and hike. Millions of acres that belong to the citizens of the United States would suddenly fall to private interests and developers. Public lands need to stay in public hands.
Stewardship of the land. Land is perhaps Wyoming’s greatest and most enduring natural resource. Public stewardship of the land ensures the mountains, streams and other places we love will not only endure, but flourish.
Democrats have and continue to reaffirm the belief that we can’t misuse and mismanage our land. “The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt