Last updated on: 7/15/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Hank Coe Biography

Title:
Wyoming State Senator
Position:
Con to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
Reasoning:

“Tenure is something that doesn’t exist in the real world. When we’re talking about better student achievement, more accountability in our education system for what we’re spending, I don’t think teacher tenure fits with that…

When a teacher gets tenure, it’s awful difficult to get rid of them… We want to treat all teachers the same. They got to get evaluated.”

“Senate Bill Would End Tenure for Teachers,” jhnewsandguide.com, Dec. 27, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senator, Wyoming State Senate, 1989-present
  • President, Wyoming State Senate, 2001-2002
  • Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate, 1999-2000
  • Vice President, Wyoming State Senate, 1997-1998
  • Park County Commissioner, 1978-1986
  • Chair, Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability
  • President, Board of Trustees, Cody Medical Foundation
  • President, Cody/Yellowstone Air Service
  • Trustee, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • Volunteer Member, Cody Fire Department
  • Former investment executive, Wyoming Financial Securities
  • Member, Wyoming Heritage Society
  • Advisor, Regional Airport Board
  • Director, Shoshone First Bank
  • Chair, Air Transportation Liaison Committee
Education:
  • Attended, University of Wyoming
Other:
  • Born Apr. 29, 1946 in Cody, WY