Cory Madville gives a ‘Hand’ to the State


Parody by Cory Madville: First draft, Sanford Build Dakota Vo-Tech Scholarship ad (Background from Mitchell Tech website; text by Madville Times Marketing Division)

Cory of course goes into a rant (which I entirely agree with) about L & S’s feeding trough with the state, that really should be cut off (especially after making choking the chicken jokes about driving).

He also touches on the Sanford ‘gift’ to our state*.

*I found it interesting that someone was missing from the guest lineup on the stage yesterday during the announcement. Must have been busy collecting empty plastic liquor bottles at a Sioux Falls park.



#1 Dan Daily on 12.18.14 at 12:53 pm

The 25 mil Denny’s & 25 mil state education money goes to vo-tech’s only. The billionaire and the state realize it’s important to keep residents in middle class blue collar poverty with just enough income to survive. They’re throwing them a bone and some can now send their kids to trade school.

#2 l3wis on 12.18.14 at 1:06 pm

Dan, I think it is a good thing for the state, unfortunately once again we have to go to Denny for a handout. I think this has become a priority because manufacturing in SD has been crying they can’t find qualified workers, what they are NOT saying is they are not paying what other states are for these jobs. The 3 year ‘hook’ in this deal, IMO is a violation of worker rights. Take for instance you HAVE to leave the state within that 3 year period, maybe a spouse has a job transfer, what are you supposed to do? Stay and miss a personal opportunity? Or leave and not work in the field you were trained for, for three years.

Two problems I see with the 3 year hook is how are they going to enforce it? Every state’s worker’s rights are different. If your school is already paid for, and you have worked in the field within in the state for like 6 months, how can the state force you to stay? I see a ton of legal issues with this. Better get Jackley on it 🙁

#3 Dan Daily on 12.18.14 at 1:19 pm

Isn’t the 3 year hook a way to enslave workers so they must work for less money? The only time the billionaires club will do something benefiting state residents is when they die and their fortunes are subject to estate taxes.

#4 l3wis on 12.18.14 at 1:53 pm

Exactly! You must stay here for 3 years and subject yourself to our low manufacturing wages. You would be better off just paying your tuition yourself and getting out of here ASAP. I wish I would have the day I got my Associate Degree from SE Tech.

#5 JeniW on 12.21.14 at 6:56 pm

There is a similar program for medical doctors. Their student loans are “forgiven” if they agree to practice for a certain number of years in an underserved area.

I met one of those doctors. She was from one of the eastern states. She practiced in a community near Aberdeen for three years. Loans were erased. At the end of her contract, she ended her practice in that community, although she stayed in the area.

I do not know her status now.