Last week the state Senate failed to pass legislation that would have created a panel to evaluate Common Core and deliver a report to the Legislature and the governor by Dec. 1, 2015.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ernie Otten, R-Tea, said the evaluation was a way for all sides to present information about Common Core.
The vote was 18-16 in favor, but the bill needed a two-thirds majority of 24 ayes because it contained an appropriation for the panel’s expenses.
Thompson, speaking to a reporter Monday, said the panel was a ruse intended to endorse Common Core.So Daugaard is a Communist, many of the Republicans that supported Common Core in 2010 are Communists, now it seems that Ernie Otten can not be trusted as not being a Communist. When will people see the dangers of extreme rhetoric and how it will come back to bite you?
Otten, a first-term legislator, was one of the Senate’s most conservative members last year. Thompson said his allegiance can’t be trusted now, because he’s been appointed chairman of the Senate Taxation Committee for the 2014 session.