State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Education

Doug Burgum: Kids can't prepare for 21st century using 19th-century model

With the world's information now available for free online, Burgum said educators, parents, businesses, community organizations and legislators must all play a role in transforming the education system. It's not enough for students to do well on traditional measures, Burgum said. The challenge is how to equip them with the skills and mindsets they need to be creative problem solvers & effective communicators. "We can't prepare our kids for the 21st century using a 19th-century model," he said.
Source: Press release on 2017 North Dakota State of the State speech Feb 8, 2017

Marvin Nelson: Maintain investment in schools despite financial crunch

Nelson was critical the actions of state lawmakers during the special session, characterizing it as 'kicking the can down the road.' He addressed concerns over how to preserve academic programs across North Dakota, as the state continues to face the billion dollar shortfall.

"There's some things we've made huge investments in that we don't want to lose that investment in just cause of a relatively short-term financial crunch;" Nelson noted that would be "throwing the baby out with the bathwater."

Source: KFYR-TV on 2016 North Dakota Gubernatorial race Aug 12, 2016

Doug Burgum: Accelerate efforts to raise outcomes for all students

Our North Dakota education system, which needs to serve a significant rural as well as increasing urban population, will need to accelerate its efforts to raise outcomes to ensure students of all ages have the skills they need to be competitive in a global economy.
Source: on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Jan 31, 2016

Jack Dalrymple: Achieved long-sought goal of 70% funding from state

Senate bill 2200, passed in 2007, laid to rest the issue of equity in school funding. In 2009, House bill 1400 addressed the issue of adequacy and brought us to the long-sought goal of 70% funding from state resources. This measure joined with another breakthrough piece of legislation to reduce a school districts' reliance on local property taxes through a reduction of 75 mills in the general fund levy. This reduced the bill to local taxpayers by an average of 18%.
Source: 2011 State of the State speech to North Dakota legislature Jan 4, 2011

Tracy Potter: Deregulate homeschooling for parents with H.S. diplomas

Sen. Potter voted NO on HB 1171. The bill passed the Senate 27-10.

Synopsis: Vote to authorize parents who received a high school diploma to home school their children without oversight from a licensed teacher, whereas existing law requires parents to have received at least a bachelors degree.

Authorizes parents without a high school diploma to home school their children, provided they adhere to the requirements previously established by existing law, including the oversight of a licensed teacher.

Source: North Dakota Legislative voting records Apr 6, 2009

Tracy Potter: Voted NO on Home School Deregulation

Source: North Dakota voting records (VoteSmart Synopsis) Apr 6, 2009

John Hoeven: Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools

Q: Do you support voluntary prayer in public schools?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support a moment of silence in public schools?

A: Yes.

Source: Gubernatorial North Dakota 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Wayne Stenehjem: Supports charter schools; schools choice; & private funding

Stenehjem indicated support of the following principles regarding North Dakota's education system:
Source: 1996 North Dakota National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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