State of South Dakota Archives: on Education

Jay Williams: Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education

I believe that every South Dakotan deserves the opportunity to have an excellent education and the opportunity to work hard to achieve their dreams. Let's work together to build a strong future for South Dakota.
Source: 2016 S.D. Senate campaign website Mar 15, 2016

Dennis Daugaard: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework

Question topic: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Daugaard: Strongly Disagree.

Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Daugaard: Agree.

Question topic: The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Daugaard: Neutral.

Question topic: Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Daugaard: Agree.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 S.D. Gubernatorial campaign Sep 28, 2014

Dennis Daugaard: Support nationwide Common Core standards

Question topic: Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Daugaard: Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 S.D. Gubernatorial campaign Sep 28, 2014

Gordon Howie: Freedom to choose will improve quality

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Vouchers for school choice"?

A: Strongly support - Freedom to choose will bolster competition and improve the quality of education.

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with Sep 18, 2014

Gordon Howie: Advocate for parental rights and school choice

This weekend, Gordon is attending three informational meetings on Common Core. These meeting are being sponsored by CAT (Citizens for Academic Transparency). The featured speaker is Dr. Duke Pesta, a nationally recognized expert on the Federal takeover of education, who lays out clearly the dangers of Common Core and related Federal education mandates.

Gordon is a strong supporter of local and state control of education. "Parents and teachers are best equipped to manage the education of our children," he said. "I will continue to be an advocate for parental rights and school choice."

Source: 2014 S.D. Senate campaign website, Aug 23, 2014

Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools

Source: 2006 S.D. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

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