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House Education committee has 1 bill on Weds Feb 18

February 17, 2015

On Wednesday, February 18th, at 7:45 AM the SD House Education committee will take on 1 bill.

HB 1223 – SoDakLiberty PostsEnd the state’s involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards.

Rep Blaine “Chip” Campbell (R, Dist 35) and Sen Phil Jensen (R, Dist 33) are the prime sponsors. A simple bill worth reading:

Section 1. That chapter 13-3 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    The South Dakota Board of Education shall end the state’s involvement with the Common Core State Standards Initiative no later than June 30, 2017. Further, it is the policy of the State of South Dakota that no multistate educational standards related to, similar to, or associated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative may be adopted in this state.

I’ve done a number of posts about Common Core. Sadly I don’t see this bill making it through a committee that appears to be more beholden to the current SD Secretary of Education than to the parents of this state. From what I hear a good number of concerned parents are planning on attending this meeting. Perhaps they can get the committee to understand Common Core is not the best path forward for the youth in South Dakota.

PS. I haven’t posted a video in a while. Here is a video made by Abbott and Costello decades ago. This could in fact be the first documented use of the investigations math being implemented alongside Common Core:

PPS. I actually have no problem with investigations math for kids that are unable to grasp other methods of mathematics. That’s the main problem with Common Core: the CC standards assumes that all children are the same and discourages approaches that treats each child as an individual with different abilities and talents. I’ve heard Common Core referred to as the “lowest common denominator” method of teaching.

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