Jenny Downey has written a great summary of the House session in Pierre yesterday.
Report card from Pierre: Vote on a Resolution in Pierre yesterday to phase out Common Core in SD. Green votes line up with my stance. Red is either PRO-Common Core or not opposed. More thoughts below on specific legislators. Yes, I’m naming names.
Yesterday I rose at 2 am to head out to Pierre and engage with legislators on the hot topic of Common Core. Was I scared? Absolutely! Chatting with some friends certainly helped ease my nerves. (Christine Erickson, Jenna Haggar, Matt McCaulley, Mark Mickelson, Deb Peters)
Everyone in Green in that photo, THANK YOU for listening to your constituents! Everyone in Red, please listen!
My personal observations from having been there, and listened to the LONG and LIVELY debate:
Representative Bolin, who brought the resolution, reminds me of a biblical John the Baptist. He has been crying out for years, and only now does he enjoy the support of many more allies who are listening. I loved his passion. He rocks!
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