“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about …”
– President Woodrow Wilson, 1913
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Dakota endorses the proposed Social Studies standards for our K-12 students. The standards offer balance in covering a wide variety of subjects while remaining true to our nation’s historical roots. We believe it is crucial that our children know and appreciate our foundations so they can understand that America is exceptional. The new standards delivered on those requirements.
ACTION: The South Dakota State School Board needs to hear from you concerning the proposed Social Studies content standards! We encourage you to comment on the standards during the open comment period. You can read the proposed standards here and provide your comments here.
If you wish to testify before the State School Board, the next hearing will be Monday, November 21, at 9:00 a.m.at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N W Ave., in Sioux Falls.
Take the time to read the excellent comment that was submitted by Jon D. Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen.
Read the article on this topic in our Fall Newsletter.