South Dakota Board of Education Standards meeting in Aberdeen Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Board of Education Standards is holding a public hearing in Aberdeen today to get public input on proposed Social Studies standards for K through 12 schools.

Education Department Secretary Tiffany Sanderson led off the hearing.

Sanderson says there needs to be standards for teachers and students.

Sanderson says kids need to be challenged in the classroom.

Representative Sue Peterson of Sioux Falls was a member of the original standards study group. She criticized the South Dakota Education Association, the Associated School Boards among others as ineffective.

Centerville School Superintendent Eric Knight says their teachers were opposed to the proposed standards.

The Board will hold three more public meetings before final standards are approved sometime next spring.