Noem Proposals On Education Bring Up Questions On Local Control

During her State of the State speech, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said she wants to add passing the US citizenship test as a requirement for high school graduation. That has brought up questions and concerns about local control. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says the state ultimately sets education standards…

Bolin, the assistant Majority Leader in the Senate, says school boards can’t decide on their own what will be taught in their district…

Bolin says he thinks there is a need for more courses directed at civics and similar programs…

Legislators are wrapping up their first short week and will return on Monday for a four day week.