HB 1223, the bill to remove Common Core from South Dakota, failed to get enough votes today to “remove the not” from the “do not pass” recommendation from the House Ed. Committee.(Link) So with a vote of 39 – 31, HB 1223 is now dead.
The Representatives who voted to “remove the not” and send this bill into debate on the House floor are Anderson, Beal, Bolin, Brunner, Campbell, Craig, DiSanto, Feickert, Gosch, Lana Greenfield, Haggar, Haugaard, Hickey, Hunt, Kaiser, Klumb, Langer, Latterell, Marty, May, Novstrup, Qualm, Rasmussen, Russell, Schaefer, Stalzer, Verchio, Westra, Wiik, Zikmund, and Wink.
Please contact these Representatives and thank them for their conviction to stand with the people’s right to be heard by their elected officials. You can reach them by emailing them at rep.lastname.state.sd.us with the exception of Rep. Lana Greenfield. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two of my favorite quotes from those supporting the people’s right to have their elected representatives discuss something as important as education. “The content transcends the committee process.” “The people who oppose this are not being heard. The people want to be heard.”
The Representatives who do not want to have a conversation of the peoples’ representatives about what is really happening in education are Bartling, Bordeaux, Conzit, Cronin, Deutsch, Dreyden, Duvall, Gibson, Harrison, Hawks, Hawley, Leslie Heinemann, Holmes, Hunhoff, Jensen, Johns, Killer, Kirschman, McCleerey, Mickelson, Muensterman, Otten, Partridge, Peterson, Ring, Romkema, Rounds, Rozum, Schoenbeck, Schoenfish, Schrempp, Sly, Soli, Solum, Stevens, Tulson, Werner, Willadsen. Wallmann.
Two of my favorite quotes opposing the peoples’ right to have their elected representatives discuss something as important as education. “This topic has gotten undue discussion.” “We’re not out here to waste the people’s time.”
You can watch the proceedings, testimony offered by Representatives and vote results below beginning at the 30:34 mark.
When I was a little girl there was a saying: “There’s more than one way to shine a penny.” Stay tuned.