Someone is finally mentioning something about Initiated Measure 3. The 'save our cheap student labor' act
Read it all here. For a measure which messes with schools, this one is floating under the radar.
A ballot measure that would prevent South Dakota’s fall school term from creeping into the summer months has drawn strong support from South Dakota’s tourism industry but remains opposed by education groups such as the South Dakota Education Association and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.
The measure would also allow more time for summer vacations, help students and teachers alike avoid super-heated classrooms and likely boost South Dakota’s retail economy, according to the “Save Our South Dakota Summers” initiative committee.
Those who oppose the measure say it would put students and teachers at an educational disadvantage by hindering teachers’ attempts to continue their own education during the summer and abandoning the students-first approach to aligning the school calendar.
According to Brian Aust, director of communications for the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, the required number of school days would remain at about 175, pushing the end-of-school date further into the spring and summer months.
“In states where this kind of measure has passed, it has adversely affected the way teachers get continued learning,” he said.
Sorry, cynical me thinks it has less to do with classrooms that get a bit warm, and more to do with tourism interests who want to keep their inexpensive labor force in plance for an extra few weeks as they try to wring every dollar they can from the visitor industry.
Silly businesses. why don't you JUST PLAN FOR IT like every other business plans for known changes. I think this referred measure is at best silly, and at it's worst, exploitive of their student labor force.