The state Board of Education held their most recent meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The agenda always allows public comment and states Board members will only ask clarifying questions but will not provide feedback. This day several parents signed up to speak. Nonetheless Chairman Tom Raffio was repeatedly rude, condescending, and disrespectful towards parents.
We routinely send our analysis and recommendations to all NH Representatives and Senators before their votes. Last weekend one legislator, Representative John Mann from Alstead, replied saying that in general parents are too uninformed and disengaged to direct their children’s education. Below is his email to us and our response. March 18, 2017 I beg to
Earlier today Governor Chris Sununu nominated businessman and former legislator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Frank Edelblut, as Commissioner of Education. Current Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, announced she would step down effective January 30th. In his press release Mr. Edelblut said, “Our children are the future of our State and our country. We all want to
In a few short weeks NH residents will select a governor, five executive council members, 24 state senators, and 400 state representatives who will have decision-making authority on education policies and state agency members for the next two years. The outcome will greatly impact our children’s education and schools for years to come. Below is
Croydon needs our help to continue to defend their school choice program that recognizes that parents, not the state, know what is best for their children’s educational needs. Over a seven-year period, the Croydon School District developed a school choice program that enables families to select from several schools in the region, including some private
Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman is widely considered the Father of School Choice. He advocated for empowering children to attend schools outside their zip-code assigned districts that are largely based on their parents’ incomes. This was a revolutionary idea at the time. Dr. Friedman believed market-place competition drives schools to improve and innovate which benefits
Students have one chance at their K through 12 school experience and the Children Scholarship Fund – NH strives to help put the best fit school within reach for families of low and modest means. Twenty-one states offer tax-credit scholarship programs, and New Hampshire is fortunate to be one of them. The education tax credit
Movies can communicate in ways that the most persuasive Letter to the Editor or legislation testimony cannot. They can reach people who may not understand the challenges students and families may face with the traditional public school system. Below is a list of wonderful movies and documentaries about educational reform and options that are very