Colin Kaepernick Receives NEA’s Highest Award

With the announcement that Nike was renewing Colin Kaepernick’s contract making him the face of the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It”, many were surprised that Nike would make such a controversial choice for their campaign. Colin Kaepernick rose to fame, or maybe infamy, with his public protest of oppression of African Americans, by taking…

South Dakota’s 2017 Stop Common Core Bill – Action Required

On Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 7:45 am, in room 423, South Dakota Capital Building, the Senate Education Committee will hear SB126. which at this point is a bill co-sponsored by Senator Phil Jensen and Representative Elizabeth May, that would require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. It is a…

Please Stand with Dan and #TeamJax

As many of you know, Rep. Dan Kaiser, Dist.3, has been a great friend to South Dakotans fighting the nationalization of our K-12 schools through the Common Core Standards.  In the 2015 Legislature, Rep. Kaiser led the smoke out of a bill to end Common Core in South Dakota. (Link1) On January 5, 2016, Rep.…

House Education Committee Feb. 3, 2016, HB 1096 on Agenda

HB 1096, the bill to allow parents to refuse the state assessments, including the behavioral assessment, SBAC, is on the House Education Committee agenda for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. I encourage you to listen live online at the link below. What: House Education Committee Meeting When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Time: 7:45 am CST/6:45…