Category: Education

Tapio Calls Student Walkout, “Political Indoctrination”

State Senator and GOP Congressional Candidate Neal Tapio joined a growing outcry of South Dakota parents angered by a planned student walkout calling for nationwide gun control after a Florida school shooting last month that left 17 dead.  Tapio called the protest a leftist political movement designed to exploit and indoctrinate American children, damaging the…

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Tapio: Obama Justice ‘PROMISE’ Program Paid Police Not to Arrest Florida Shooter

State Senator and GOP Congressional Candidate Neal Tapio sounded the alarm this week saying South Dakota’s recently reformed criminal and juvenile justice system are philosophically identical to the system in Florida that ignored the shooter’s multiple threats to fellow students in the months before last week’s rampage that killed 17 people. Tapio says South Dakota…

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Tapio Supports HB1120 for Home schoolers: ‘Let the Kids Play’

Congressional candidate and Watertown State Senator Neal Tapio issued a statement of support today for HB 1120, a bill that would allow unfettered access to public school sports and activities by homeschool families, without requiring them to be enrolled as students in local school districts. “As the slogan so rightly says, ‘Let the Kids Play,’”…

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Star Academy Sale ‘Huge Loss’ for Juvenile Justice

Watertown State Senator Neal Tapio‘s continued investigation of the impacts of closure of Star Academy is uncovering shocking incidents of classroom violence and disruption of the educational environment, often at the hands of students who previously would have been sent to Star Academy. In early December, an Edgemont teen used a box cutter to slash…

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Tapio: Halt Star Academy Sale

A group of lawmakers today renewed calls for a delay the sale of Star Academy until a further review of the juvenile justice program in South Dakota and the increased meth usage among South Dakota children can be undertaken. The group of legislators have reached out to their local school superintendence, sheriffs and state’s attorneys…

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