June 2, 2023

South Dakota’s new social studies standards opposed by superintendents

South Dakota’s Faculty Superintendents Affiliation signed on to an open up letter opposing South Dakota’s current established of proposed social reports criteria Tuesday.

The superintendent team joins a coalition of dozens of particular person educators, school boards and education groups, as effectively as the state’s 9 tribes, that have come out in opposition to the benchmarks in recent months, which includes the South Dakota Training Association (SDEA), which was among the the initially training teams to call out the benchmarks for not becoming age correct.

At least 23 unique school boards across the point out have issued statements opposing the specifications, from Belle Fourche and Brookings to Swift Metropolis, Tea and Vermillion, in accordance to what SDEA has gathered so much from the state’s practically 149 general public faculty districts.