By Kristin Espeland
Laramie, WY – Many Wyoming teachers are hopeful there will be changes to the No Child Left Behind Act when the law goes up for reauthorization during congress' next session. Wyoming Education association head Kathryn Valido says the law unfairly pits small or rural schools against larger more urban schools. She says Wyoming schools should be allowed to establish their own standards. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to administer standardized tests and achieve a certain level of federally recognized standards, called Annual Yearly Progress, or A-Y-P. Valido sent her recommendations for changing the law to state education head Jim McBride who plans to pass those recommendations along to Wyoming's congressional delegation.