Protesters turn out as DeVos praises Wyoming school policies

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — More than 30 protesters with teddy bears and a sign reading "Yogi Bear says no to guns" showed up as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured a school in Casper.

Those are references to DeVos' remarks earlier this year that a school in Wyoming might need to have guns for defense if there are grizzly bears nearby.

Saying it's time to rethink schools, DeVos praised the Natrona County school district's school choice policy. Students in the Casper area aren't assigned a school but can select the public school they wish to attend.

DeVos toured Woods Learning Center, where multiple grade levels learn in the same classroom and a group of teachers run the school.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2w5mvg3 ) students at Woods also have a say in what they learn.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com


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