State House Representative Tom Reeder started looking in to Common Core standards and their effect on Natrona County and State schools in March. He found more questions than answers and decided to do something about it. Teaming up with Amy Edmonds in Cheyenne and The Wyoming Liberty Group, they are bringing a roundtable discussion to Casper and Cheyenne next week.

Representative Reeder joined Brian Scott to talk about the events,

Casper's meeting on Tuesday August 20th, will take place at the Parkway Plaza from 6-8 PM. It will be moderated by Representative Reeder. Cheyenne's roundtable will be at the Little America Hotel from 6-8 PM on Wednesday August 21st and will be moderated by Amy Edmonds.

Both discussions will include experts from around the country and Wyoming.

Dr Sandra Stotsky will be on hand and is credited with developing one of the country’s strongest sets of academic standards for K-12 students as well as the strongest academic standards and licensure tests for prospective teachers while serving as Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999-2003. She is also known nation-wide for her in-depth analyses of the problems in Common Core’s English language arts standards.

Joy Pullman is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing editor of School Reform News, a national monthly publication.  She previously was the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. She is also the 2013 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education standards.

Also Christy Hooley, a Wyoming educator brings her experience and expertise to the discussion.

For those that would like to attend you are asked to preregister by calling 307-632-7020. There is no cost but organizers are looking to get a head count to assure ample space in the meeting rooms.