More lines on the ballot, more people to vote for, more public officials required to lead public conversations and win the mandate of the people—yes, yes, yes!Cory, however, overlooks one predictable element of the public conversation that will be cringeworthy, the political ads.
In an effort to save my conservative friends time and money, allow me to provide the template for every commercial spot your candidates will run should this legislation become law in South Dakota.
I think I've hit everything: intimidating teacher stereotype, vulnerable student, liberals bad, conservatives good, and chalkboard nostalgia. Heck, I even have the flag in the opening frame. What more will a staunch conservative want?
Snark aside, South Dakota should have more elected positions. Making the secretary of education one of those positions is a good first step.