NEW Legislative Session opens January 12th

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Portion of SD state taxes dedicated to K-12 education drops by 25% in last 10 years

This week the South Dakota Legislature’s Apropriations Committee has been listening to seemingly comprehensive reports from the state’s Department of Education.  But something is missing:  a report about a decade’s worth of funding declines.

What wasn’t included in those Department of Education reports was an explanation about why state investment in K-12 education has been decreasing as a portion of the general fund for the last 10 years.

In 2004, … Read more