Lust Supports Performance Bonus
By Jackelyn Severin
State Republican Leadership says Governor Daugaard's Invest in Teaching initiative is a bold step for South Dakota. House Majority Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he's supportive of the idea that teachers should be rewarded based on their performance especially in science and math.
"We know as a society that that is where our culture is going - technology and math and engineering based areas - we need to be responsive to that. And we as a country are falling behind in that battle and to the degree that incentivising or providing extra compensation for those areas will draw more people into those areas I think that's a wonderful prospect," Lust says.
Lust says so far the Invest in Teaching initiative is receiving strong support from the republican caucus.
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