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Video: Superintendent Baesler Says Burgum Skipping His Own Education Summit Was “Less Than Ideal”

Video: Superintendent Baesler Says Burgum Skipping His Own Education Summit Was “Less Than Ideal”

Yesterday I wrote a post about some grumbling resulting from Governor Doug Burgum skipping a summit of education leaders he had convened in order to meet with the Trump administration in Washington D.C. on the topic of infrastructure. Last night on his television show Chris Berg asked Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, who was appearing live from

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler speaks at a news conference in Bismarck. Photo courtesy of state Dept. of Public Instruction.

Baesler Says Shift Away From Common Core Wasn’t A Campaign Choice

Yesterday Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that the Department of Public Instruction would begin the process of developing new North Dakota education standards which will move the state away Common Core. “We will be producing a superior set of North Dakota standards for our public schools, written by North Dakota teachers, that establish clear and high

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces the gathering of a task force to look into future options the state has for the assessment of students during a press conference on 5-8-2015 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune (must credit Bismarck Tribune)

ND Superintendent Announces Beginning Of Move Away From Common Core Standards

About a month ago I wrote that North Dakota’s Republicans, many of whom were stalwart supporters of Common Core, were beginning to turn their backs on the education standards. Among them the Stenehjem/Poolman gubernatorial ticket and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler who has had a rocky first year in office, in no small part because of

Fargo Forum Has A Double Standard When It Comes To Which Candidates We Should Be Ashamed Of

“A teacher who almost got the North Dakota Republican Party’s nod to run for superintendent of public instruction harbors opinions and beliefs that should embarrass sensible Republicans,” opines the Fargo Forum editorial board today. The operative word in that sentence is “almost.” The candidate in question is Fort Totten teacher Joe Chiang who did outperform expectations

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