Casper, Wy – The issue of a new state required curriculum for students was a topic of debate between candidates for State Superintendent. During a debate in Casper, Republican candidate Jim McBride said that the new success curriculum that requires the amount of math and other required classes students must take has impacted the ability for districts to teach certain subjects. But he supports the changes and thinks districts can be creative, by offering vocation education classes that teach using math. But Democratic Challenger Michelle Hoffman was critical of McBride for allowing a new curriculum that limits certain classes. She says many teachers are concerned about losing humanities and the arts.
McBride says he is just following the law but Hoffman thinks the Superintendent should worked to craft a better law.