Hill Says People Support Her
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says she thinks most state residents don't agree with the legislature removing her from oversight of the state Department of Education.
Lawmakers approved a bill during the last legislative session transferring oversight of the department from her office to a person to be appointed by the governor. Legislators accused Hill of failing to implement legislative directives on education reform and of generally doing a poor job of running the department. Hill filed a lawsuit against the state and Governor Matt Mead after Mead signed the bill into law. The Wyoming Supreme Court has said they will hear the lawsuit.
Hill said Monday that she thinks people who know about the action "don't want this change to occur". Hill also announced earlier this year that she intends to be a candidate for Governor of Wyoming in 2014.