Next Tuesday the South Dakota legislature will again consider SB 194, the charter school bill voted down by the Senate Education committee last week.
Knowing that Colorado Senator Mike Kopp is a native of South Dakota and a member of the Colorado Senate Education committee, I asked what he thought about this proposed legislation. Here is his response:"Colorado's original charter laws were primarily advanced by Republicans. However, in recent years great reforms in education have begun to be advanced by Democrats serving urban areas with low income minority students. They have learned that students in many of these inner city schools have been short changed by a failing education establishment. I applaud the efforts of education reform-minded legislators in my home state of South Dakota. Keep at it!"
Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, CO