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Jack Billion had a great press conference today where he really handed it to Mike Rounds on education.  Under Rounds, South Dakota is ranked 51st in teacher pay.  51st!!!  That is just embarassing and explains why our schools are failing.

Anyway, Jack promised that as governor he will lower his pay to the 51st lowest for a governor in America (right now Rounds is either 36th or 37th).  He will only raise his pay when the teachers of South Dakota have their pay raised.  So if the teachers go up up to 48th in the nation, so will the governor.

Watch the best part of the press conference here:

You can watch the whole press conference here:

This is a great idea and really shows that Jack knows how important education is for South Dakota.

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Alan Keyes is in town working for the right wing and we need a leader like Jack to fight back.

Originally posted to SoDak Dem on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 02:51 PM PDT.

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  •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

    Great idea. And Alan Keyes there stumping for GOP? That's going to be a total fiasco.

    FIASCO: Fits this whole administration and GOP to a tee.

    "There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order." Ed Howdershelt

    by JuliaAnn on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 02:57:57 PM PDT

  •  I like the proposal (0+ / 0-)

    South Dakota is at or near the bottom in lots of national rankings, so its pretty embarrasing that our do nothing governor would be the 36th highest paid.  

    I wonder if that explains why he caved in on raising the minimumum wage.    

  •  Thanks for the links! (0+ / 0-)

    I just sent the main one (the teacher pay one) to my SD teaching siblings.

  •  Alan Keyes? (0+ / 0-)

    Seriously?  I can't imagine that he would help bring any undecided voters into Rounds' column.  He's just a total embarrasment.

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson [-4.25, -5.33]

    by GTPinNJ on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 03:07:49 PM PDT

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