Opting-Out of High-Stakes Testing

Opting out of tests is just another facet of school choice. “School choice typically is depicted, simply, as a family’s decision between a public or private school. But the freedom to choose in education actually goes much deeper, getting to the heart of what parents truly want for their kids on a day-to-day basis.” This Read More

BOE Activist Pressured into Editing His Remarks

Mr. Bill Duncan, recent appointment to the state Board of Education, was apparently pressured into editing his blog and removing the offensive remarks in which he referred to a nationally-known Common Core opponent as a “bottom feeder.” Rich Girard, host of the Girard at Large radio show comments about it in his episode earlier today. Thanks Read More

Charter School Legislation Overview

The New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools, one of two organizations dedicated to helping Granite State charter schools, developed an interactive timeline that shows all the legislation from 2010 to 2014 that impacted charter schools. It is very helpful to understand recent opposition and support. It also provides important information as we head into the election season. Read More

Videos of Recent Common Core Forums

Last week two Common Core presentations were held in southern New Hampshire. Here are the videos in case you missed them. Please share with your friends. June 10th Common Core presentation in Windham, presented by Dr. Duke Pesta. June 11th Brentwood Common Core presentation by Doris Hohensee of NH Families for Education, Ann Marie Banfield Read More

Recent BOE Appointment Still Playing Activist

Mr. Bill Duncan was nominated by Gov. Maggie Hassan for the state Board of Education in May. Not only does he have a strong bias against educational options including charter schools, he is also a litigant in a suit against the state and the tax-credit scholarship program. The governor should be held accountable for this grossly Read More

The Gilford Controversy Heats Up

There are new developments between Mr. William Baer and the Gilford School Board. Mr. Baer recently hired a high-powered criminal defense attorney to handle his disorderly conduct charge. This situation won’t be settling down anytime soon and we will continue to keep you informed. More details are available in this Union Leader article. In May Read More

Education Matters Interviews NH School Board Association Executive Director

This is an important video to watch. The executive director of the NH School Board Association (NHSBA), Ted Comstock, talks with Education Matters. Top-down education reforms are diminishing local control of our school boards and SAU offices.They hit upon very critical issues such as Common Core, the new assessments, teacher evaluations, and recent waiver requests. Mr. Read More

Update on Gilford School Situation

The defense of parents to direct their children’s education and of free speech isn’t over in Gilford. The GSB met last night and announced a new (illegal) parental “opt in” policy for English, social studies, and humanities classes next year. This is in response to a situation that erupted early last month when a parent, Mr. Read More

Upcoming Common Core Presentations

There are two upcoming Common Core discussions that you won’t want to miss. Both events are free and open to the public. Be sure to share this with your friends. June 10, 2014 at 7:00pm Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road, Windham, NH presented by Dr. Duke Pesta June 11, 2014 at 7:00pm Mary Read More

Students’ Social Media Privacy Rights

The House Education Committee made an additional attempt to protect K-12 and post-secondary (college) students’ social media privacy rights by amending SB 355 to the same language they proposed in HB 1200. SB 355 passed the House on May 14th on a voice vote. The Senate amended HB 1200 to only apply to college students and Read More

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