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Idaho teachers head to Wyoming for higher pay

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  • wyogirl MOSCOW, ID
    Feb. 15, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Wyoming has proved that a state can be conservative with its money and still fund schools. They have also proved that you can expect businesses to pay taxes and that they will! Wyoming has proved that they can attract the best and the brightest to their state and that it shows! Wyoming's academic standards are some of the highest in the nation. My Dad recently retired from the Lincoln county school district. When these new policies - including the higher salaries - went into place the Teachers were told that they would have to prove that they were worth it, and they have. Funding school based on property taxes and a levy system may have worked a hundred years ago, but it is just not functional today. Wyoming has shown that you can be a "red" state and still value Education.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 6, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    And so have many Utah teachers.

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    Sept. 6, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    Wyoming is sort of in the same position as the oil cartel nations. They have a small population and large reserves of carbon based energy resources. Wyoming "taxes" the American energy consumer and the cartel nations "tax" the entire world. I give Wyoming credit for investing in the next generation.