It has been said,”Politics can make Strange Bedfellows.”
Education Reform bill HB1234 domanated the disscussion at the capitol this year. It was most reported on bill thourgh out the session. The bill has been amended and changed. Now it’s final version sits on the Governor’s desk to be signed, and that’s that, right?
The South Dakota Education Association announced Wednesday that it plans to refer a controversial reform bill to the voters in November.
If successful in their efforts to get the issue on the ballot, voters would decide the fate of House Bill 1234, a sweeping education reform bill approved by the Legislature.
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I agree with Govonor Dugaard, we need to encrouge our students to do better. His plan in a nutshell, if the students do well, the teachers will as well, and we will encrouge them with bounses. If the students don’t do well, the teachers will be encrouged to move on. I do not agree the state should be playing such a large role, or a one size fits all approach. Even the final version of the bill, takes too much from the local school boards.
The state can and should encrouge teachers in mathmatics and the sciences, these are extremelly tough subjects to teach. However, it should be done in concert with the local school boards.
I like the intent of HB1234, to get our school teaching again, I do not like the way it goes about it. More discussion is needed, with school boards, teachers and parents. We don’t need some bill that was ramrodded through, just to pass a bill.
No one can take advantage of you, unless you give them permission
It appears the school board, and teachers figured out what this means.