Hill Says Differences About Philosophy, Not Personality
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says her disagreements with state legislators and Governor Matt Mead are philosophical, not personal.
Hill says she takes issue with the idea that the legislature should manage state schools and the state Department of Education. Hill says lawmakers and the governor "think the legislature should micromanage" education in Wyoming, adding she disagrees with that view.
The legislature earlier this year stripped Hill's office of it's supervision of the Department of Education, a move Hill is challenging in court as unconstitutional.. Legislators say Hill mismanaged the department and failed to carry out legislative mandates on education reform. Both the governor and the legislature maintain the bill taking the education department out from under the leadership of the superintendent's office is legal under the state constitution.