Charter Schools

GrokSHOT! – Gilford School Board’s Kurt Webber bemoans kids get summer vacation

by Skip June 3, 2014

…that ruins kids’ mandatory test scores because of that “education gap”.  Instead, Kurt Webber  wants the Gilford School Board to change from the old style “agrarian” schedule. Er, I beseeched the Board to go way past that – and “progress forward” (heh!) from the “Progressive Factory Educational model (which we have today)! Previous video GrokSHOT! – […]

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This HAD to have given William Tucker a heart attack: New Orleans now only has charter schools

by Skip June 1, 2014

That’s right – recently appointed to the NH Board of Education,  William Tucker is one of those that seemingly believes that only Government schools manned by union teachers should be the ONLY form of education for our children.  After all, we’ve seen such stunning scholastic successes with this 140 year way of doing business – […]

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Charter Schools – Freedom is not limited to just school choice

by Skip April 2, 2014

Betsy’s Page is run by a charter school teacher and in the years I’ve been reading her (an “aggregator” sorta like an extended version of Instapundit, or Weekend Pundit‘s “Thoughts on a Sunday”).  Here is a part of today’s “page” that speaks to that the Freedom to Achieve also means the Responsibility to Work Harder […]

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GrokTALK! June 1st Guest Segment – JR Hoell

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013

JR Hoell, New Hampshire Republican House rep,  stops by to talk about education, Charter Schools, the New Hampshire budget, Unions, and how we need need to help people understand when government policy is hurting them and their children. Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to the […]

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Dan Eaton Holds Kids Hostage

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2013

New Hampshire House Democrat Dan Eaton left office under investigation for intimidation and corruption.  He returned under the umbrella of returning civility to Concord.  Yet Eaton is proof that there never was any, not from the NH Democrat Leadership.  And now that he’s back and in charge of the powerful finance committee, he’s being who […]

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About That Charter Schools Funding

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2013

From the Daily Caller. A charter schools advocacy organization in New Hampshire has captured video showing (New Hampshire) Democrat Mary Stuart Gile, who chairs the education committee in the state’s House of Representatives, apparently changing her position on charter schools in a four-minute flash.   Opponents of the bill want to see the bill fail because […]

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“Less take-home pay” – Well, THAT didn’t take long now, did it?

by Skip November 12, 2012

“Less take-home pay”; Tim listed another things that the Democrats now “own” based on their election results.  Here in NH, Maggie “The Red” Hassan (the NH Governor-elect) is about to be sorely tempted to immediately sign a bill to institute a broad-based income tax.  NH Families for Education (“dedicated to advocating family involvement in education”) […]

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Manchester School District – Is this an Anti-School Choice Move?

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Despite earlier promises the Manchester School district may now be refusing to bus charter school kids based on the argument that it will cost $82,000.00 in transportation costs to do so.  From what I’ve been told so far, the original plan was to have them ride on the existing Catholic school bus routes, which would […]

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More Charter Schools?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2010

The Sunday Telegraph is heralding their governors signing of HB 1495, a bill that authorizes more Charter Schools in New Hampshire. It’s a glowing report about a state executive committed to educational opportunities until you get to paragraph six where the governors true motivations are revealed. New Hampshire’s application for millions in new federal aid from […]

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