“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
—James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Last ditch effort to make a difference

While most of us could not make the trip to Pierre today for Stand Up for Education day, there is something we can do as the legislative session winds down and lawmakers decide on the governor's budget — email every legislator in the state of South Dakota.
Barring a surprising turn of events, the educational landscape in South Dakota looks depressingly bleak. But, we do not have to sit back quietly while lawmakers ignore the call to leadership and dump this state's problems on its most vulnerable citizens.
Take 20 minutes and go to this link. Write an email in the box provided, click through the list and change the name each time you send the email.
Let our state's lawmakers know that even though we cannot be in Pierre today, we are there in spirit. Tell them that the state has neglected its duty to find a viable revenue stream to support education. The system must change before the future of our children and South Dakota are irreparably harmed .

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