Cheyenne, Wy – If students want to get the highest amount of money from the new Hathaway Scholarship, they will need to take tougher classes. However, to receive any other amount of money, they simply need to meet current graduation standards. Late last year, education committee members had stressed the need for tougher classes to get Hathaway scholarship money. But last night, the house committee voted to soften those standards. Laramie Representative Kevin White supports the changes.
The vote came despite testimony linked tougher high school courses with student success in college.