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'National Review' calls South Dakota's social studies standards review process a 'fiasco'

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This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

An editorial in the National Review calls South Dakota's social studies standards review process a "fiasco," criticizes Governor Kristi Noem for how she manages the Department of Education, and calls for the governor to fire key personnel and redo the process with conservative principles in mind.

But who is the editorial's intended audience? Is it an effort to damage Noem's reputation among conservatives for political gain? Is it an effort to influence what South Dakota school children learn about the United States?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff Ph.D. and Jon Hunter join us for context and analysis, including thoughts on whether to platform the conversation at all.

The Dakota Political Junkies is a weekly state politics conversation featuring journalists, political scientists, and former lawmakers across the state. Guest opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SDPB or their individual universities or organizations.

SDPB's Arielle Zionts reports on Governor Noem's delay of the the review process.