The South Dakota House yesterday voted 48-20 on HCR 1003 which is a resolution calling on Congress to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.
The Rapid City Journal had an article on Sunday on the upcoming battle over the Common Core State Standards in South Dakota. The first line was music to my ears. “State Education Secretary Melody Schopp expects to spend much of the upcoming South Dakota legislative session defending the Common Core standards…” Good, keep her busy. […]
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports late last night that South Dakota State Representative Jim Bolin (R-Canton) gave up his campaign to become South Dakota’s Commissioner of School and Public Lands in order to focus on his fight against Common Core. For six months, state Rep. Jim Bolin has been waging a determined campaign to […]
I participated in a forum last week in Sioux Falls, SD. Questions were complied for two months prior and the panelists were given the questions (summarized) a couple of days prior to the event. Unfortunately since forum was not moderated and rules put in place regarding time limits South Dakota Education Secretary Melody Schopp and […]
At a Common Core forum I participated in on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, SD, State Senator Phyllis Heineman (R-Sioux Falls), said that the South Dakota Legislature “never set content standards.” She noted that has always been up to the State Board of Education. She said that was done to keep politics out of standards. That’s […]
There will be a Common Core forum in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday, September 17. A Common Core discussion will be held during the Siouxland Republican Monthly Business Meeting from 7:00p – 8:30p. It will be held at the Good Samaritan Society, Jerstad Retreat Center (4800 W 57th St. Sioux Falls). Panelists include: In favor […]