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In The Moment ... Elevating The Profession of Teaching


In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 2


More than 95-hundred public school teachers work within South Dakota's boundaries. Sometimes, they spend more time with kids during the week than parents. State Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the community should elevate teachers with dignity and respect. SDPB's Kealey Bultena begins our discussion about attitudes in teaching with Schopp, who says teaching is a noble profession. Then, Lori Walsh and Kealey Bultena continue the conversation with insight from South Dakota teachers.

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Kealey Bultena brings more insight from South Dakota teachers. We hear from longterm teachers, retired teachers, and more about how teaching has changed over the years.

Megan Red Shirt Shaw is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. She recently gave and impassioned student address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation. The speech is attracting attention online. She joins us now to talk about education, activism, and impact. See the full speech here: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/17/05/convocation-2017-megan-red-shirt-shaw-delivers-student-speaker-address