Lawmakers want pro-America civics curriculum developed at Black Hills college
Center for American Exceptionalism would develop curriculum that could be used in K-12 schools & public colleges across South Dakota
PIERRE — A South Dakota lawmaker wants to establish a new center at Black Hills State University to develop a pro-America civics curriculum that would be made available to the state’s K-12 schools.
The Center for American Exceptionalism at BHSU would also develop two courses that would be taught in the state’s public colleges: One that compares the politics of communist and socialist countries with Western-style democracies, and another that compares free market economies with centrally planned economies.
A bill appropriating $150,000 to that end received a do-pass recommendation by a vote of 9-6 Monday. But rather than sending the bill to the full House, the House Education Committee passed it on to the Joint Appropriation Committee to explore how much such a center would cost in future years.