SF School Board Profile; Pischke


Hi There Sioux Falls, My name is Peter Vaughn Pischke and I’m running for a spot on the Sioux Falls School Board.

Here is a few things you should know about me:

I’m a strong conservative that believes that the U.S. Constitution is divinely inspired and that the closer our government keeps to it the better off we’ll be. I’m a devout Christian and a former missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m also a part-time substitute teacher in the Sioux Falls School District as well as a prioritized family man.

For fun I enjoy talk radio especially anything by the Blaze Radio Network. My values are a lot like yours and I’m glad of that. Sioux Falls citizens are a loving and kind people who believe in living conservative and very often, Christian values. We are a people who believe in liberty and freedom.

Because of the Common Core curriculum, right now our teachers and students are intellectually chained. We all have read the articles and seen the videos about why Common Core is bad. But the worst part of Common Core is that it is a strict curriculum that controls teachers from flexing their creative muscles and truly teaching their students. The individual learning needs of students are too often not being met. We as a school district need to make our state removes this curriculum and let us have local control.

Half of our School District is on Free/Reduced lunch which means almost half of our students are close to, or are now living in poverty. A large chunk of those students aren’t gaining a love of learning but instead are becoming intellectually hardened and hating school. We need to make sure our technology is effective and unencumbered so that teachers can teach with the full power of the internet. The year is 2016 and our schools should reflect the great wealth of teaching and learning opportunities that internet technology brings.

We need to break all the barriers between teachers and their students. Flexibility is needed. Red-Tape needs to be cut. Students need to be defended.Ultimately, when students graduate they should love learning so much that they consider themselves intellectuals and academics.

Lastly I hope you all encourage family and friends to vote this April 12th. Be sure to pray to know what the Lord would have you do. Ask him even whom you should vote for. I know we will all be the better for it.

If you want to know more please go to my website: www.pickpischke.org or check out my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Pischke-for-Sioux-Falls-Schoolboard-132130640234947/

This is NOT an endorsement by South DaCola.


#1 anominous on 04.06.16 at 9:27 pm

dang, son

#2 i12doit on 04.07.16 at 5:03 am

Divinely inspired? How so and by who? What if any part of the Constitution do you feel was inspired by The Native American’s? Have you read the book, “Lies My Teacher Told Me?” Can you please explain how you construe the difference, if at all, between the words “Need” and “Should”? If the Lord tells me not to “vote” for you and tells my neighbor to “vote” for you, what would that mean? Just for starters. I’m sure to have a couple of follow up questions for clarification.

#3 scott on 04.07.16 at 7:39 am

I think I’ll pass.

#4 Sheeple on 04.07.16 at 5:54 pm

Many of the founding fathers were Deists or Unitarians – so they didn’t even believe the constitution was divinely inspired.

Many of founding fathers went to Christian churches not to practice religion but because it was 1.) politically necessary, and 2.) a social gathering place of the time.

I hope Peter doesn’t teach history. Seems he has a difficult time separating his religion from his educational facts. Try picking up a book you can use in the classroom once in awhile.

Seems like he would be a better fit for one of the excellent private schools in Sioux Falls where he can espouse all the religion he wants.

#5 Mk on 04.07.16 at 9:41 pm

At one of the forums we attended, Peter was the only one who mentioned the importance of parent involvement. One candidate implied students in the immersion schools were more well rounded? We agree with Peter’s common core view and nowadays to openly say you believe in God takes courage. He has our votes!