Books are only a problem if Our kids can Read!
An Op-Ed from Wyoming State Representative Landon Brown
September 7, 2023
Cheyenne – There has been a major dust-up over the past year or so about the materials available to our children in our school libraries and even our county libraries. While I do not condone or believe that our school libraries are an appropriate place for many of these books, I am far more concerned with the ability of our children to be able to read.
According to the Wyoming Department of Education’s WYTOPP scores from school year 2021-2022, only 47.89% of our 3rd graders are reading at a proficient or above proficient level. That means a majority of our children are leavi...