PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1012, which prohibits colleges from requiring students and teachers to attend trainings or orientations based on Critical Race Theory.
“No student or teacher should have to endorse Critical Race Theory in order to attend, graduate from, or teach at our public universities,” said Governor Noem. “College should remain a place where freedom of thought and expression are encouraged, not stifled by political agendas.”
“This session, we also made targeted investments in job training for key career fields like nursing and skilled manufacturing. We want our kids and grandkids to get the best training possible so that they can fill available jobs right here in South Dakota,” continued Governor Noem.
The Governor also signed the following 11 education bills into law:
Governor Noem has signed 192 bills into law and vetoed one this legislative session.