Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: South Dakota Merit Pay Edition

From Bernie Hunhoff in today's Press & Dakotan
[The Governor's] proposal is getting serious attention, even though he acknowledges that it may not work and he doesn’t know where he’ll get the money.
If a legislator of either party proposed a new multi-million dollar program — without a funding source or confidence that it would work — he probably wouldn’t get a co-sponsor or a second in committee.
But now we’re going to spend weeks debating the merits of merit pay when we should be figuring out how to help school districts rebuild from the budget mess created not by them but by Pierre.
I'm encouraged that Rep. Hunhoff expects debate.  I'm discouraged that single-party dominance probably means that the Governor will get exactly what he wants

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