Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sutton calls out SD governor on legislative priorities

Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday proposed hiking taxes by roughly $50 million to fund road and bridge projects, only half the amount being sought under a legislative plan to address one of the most significant issues facing South Dakota lawmakers this year. But Democrats, who are the minority in both chambers, lamented that Daugaard didn't specifically address South Dakota's low teacher pay or expanding the state's Medicaid program. "The governor said roads and bridges are our most valuable asset," Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton said. "I would hold our kids and teachers are our most valuable asset in South Dakota." [Watertown Public Opinion]


  1. I suspect, but I hope that I am wrong, that parents are generally okay with the current education system. As long as their children are attending classes, being taught by high quality teachers, and are doing well academically, they do not need to do anything.

    In order to make changes in the educational system, parents need to get involved. But, maybe on the other hand they feel things are acceptable now, or feel that anything they try to do will be ignored, so why try?

    1. When educators are forced to adhere to curricula that denies or ignores the Anthropocene, human sexuality, the extirpation of American Indians and evolution someone needs to be held accountable when students can't adjust to college.


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