Education

GrokTALK! – No Curriculum Trigger Warnings For Parents?

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2015

Michelle Levell joins us to examine student and parental rights with regard to explicit material in pubic school classrooms, a recent effort to inform parents, and how educarats reacted to the proposed reform. You can find the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,  Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or […]

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And then they wonder, when they leave college, the rest of us think they are daft

by Skip July 25, 2015

This is just one snippet out of a longer fisking at The College Fix – go ahead and tell me, if you are just a regular kind of folk taking care of God, family, friends, and job, if you can understand this absolute gibberish: A binary trans* person who is heterosexual aromantic is part of […]

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Tomorrow On GrokTALK! July 25th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2015
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This week on GrokTALK! July 25th, 2015, (9am to 11am EDT) Governor George Pataki will be in studio to discuss why he is running for President. Michelle Levell on Parents rights vetoed by Governor Hassan this session. Keith Carlsen joins us to discuss the Health Care Compact. Plus commentary on local news, politics, and culture you could […]

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What is wrong with NH’s Governor?

by GrokWatch News Desk July 23, 2015

Lisa Brady, M.Ed. | GrokWatch News Desk Still Waiting for Justice! 7-13-2015 Dear Governor Hassan, I am looking forward to a response from you with regard to the following matter that I am also sending to the press: The New Hampshire NEA (teachers’ union) has gone on record, publicly supporting you and has referred to […]

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GrokTALK! – Worst Governor on Parental Rights Ever?

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2015
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Education advocate Ann Marie Banfield joins us to talk about the Governor’s veto last week of parental rights regarding objectionable material (HB332) in public school classrooms. We discuss transparency, age appropriate material, parental involvement, and what parents and taxpayers need to do to ensure parental rights are defended and secured. Listen to the entire program […]

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Public Education As An Act of Fraud

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2015
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If the average Public school was a non-profit organization asking you for your money to attend to some perceived public ‘good” you’d probably refuse to give them any. You might even ask the “authorities” to investigate them for fraud after seeing their balance sheet. Why? When 70% or more of all “donations” go to staff salaries […]

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Notable Quote – Joseph Sobran

by Susan Olsen June 5, 2015

 “In one century we went from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to offering remedial English in college.”  

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Has New Hampshire actually lowered the dropout rate?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015
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New Hampshire appears, on the surface, to have done a decent job of reducing dropout rates.  But if you look at how the state has meddled with reported graduation rates, it becomes a lot harder to determine what the state has actually achieved. Keep reading at Watchdog.org

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HB323 Vote Is This Thursday – Act Now!

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2015
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From Michelle Levell at School Choice NH.org The New Hampshire senate will vote on HB 323 on Thursday, May 14th. As the date approaches supporters intend to kick into high gear with several false statements to push through this bill. The evidence does not support their positions. The FAQ belowis posted onMr. Bill Duncan’s websitewho […]

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Guest Post – “HB 323, The Most Important Education Bill of the Year”

by GrokWatch News Desk April 27, 2015

Michelle Levell | GrokWatch News Desk Contact your senator today about HB 323. We must pass the Hoell/Avard amendment or kill the bill. Save our kids. HB 323 is a very critical bill as it is tied to New Hampshire’s Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA), aka No Child Left Behind (NCLB), waiver. This waiver is […]

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Superintendents v. School Boards

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2015
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Jorge Mesa-Tejada delivers our education update on what an SAU is (School Administrative Unit) and how Superintendents–the administrative leaders of the administrative units–have seized powers reserved to the School Boards Listen to the Entire Program Here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, […]

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GrokTALK! – School Choice in Croydon, NH Part II

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2015
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We continue our discussion with Jody Underwood about how Croydon, NH discovered a taxpayer-funded School voucher program already in existing New Hampshire law, we cover what the state constitution actually says about education, and what State School Board chair Virgina Barry  tried to leave out of that debate when she insisted Croydon stop their School […]

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Ian Underwood – Courcruxes

by GrokWatch News Desk April 14, 2015

Ian Underwood | GrokWatch News Desk Suppose you buy a car made by General Motors.  And there is a problem with the car — the brakes aren’t designed properly, and you’re severely injured in a car crash.  So you want to sue GM. And suppose you’re required to do that in a court that is […]

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Epic – Former NH Supreme Court Justice Chuck Douglas smack down of NH State Education Commissioner Virginia Barry

by Skip April 13, 2015

This past Saturday (I gotta get the videos done – Thank GOD that Steve got the audio done!) we had Jody Underwood, Chair of the Croydon School Board, on to talk about the fight that NH State Education Commissioner Virginia Barry (Ph.D., dontcha know) concerning Cryodon and SAU #43’s use of “school choice” to send its […]

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“Executive Order Disorder” in the Granite State

by Jane Cormier March 6, 2015

If you are like me, you occasionally experience passing moments of panic when you stop to think where we are heading as a nation. Not only do we have a president who is overly-exercising his “pen and phone” with executive orders, bypassing the vote of Congress on MAJOR issues, you have a certain malaise in […]

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Does The State Own Your Children?

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2015
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Rep. Josh Moore joins the program to discuss State Ed Empress Virgina Barry’s decree that no one shall opt out of any testing in her domain. They talk parents rights, the decline toward the socialist state, and the winner of the WTF of the week.  Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube, […]

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‘Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia’

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2015
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If you had not figured it out yet, the Government takeover of Student loans was both a sop and to control and protect the redistribution of billions nationally and annually.   To enrich an army of left-wing intellectual moon-bats, legitimize dopey progressive ideas with federal grants, and to recycle taxpayer backed dollars through the white tower […]

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HB 603 And The Parental Right To Refuse

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2015
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Posted by request… PLEASE INVITE and SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Let’s meet in the LOBBY of the Legislative Office Building at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 5th. NH Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry is using Technical Advisories to intimidate parents. Barry believes her directives SUPERSEDE a parent’s fundamental RIGHT to direct the education of his […]

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Class Size vs. Student to Teacher Ratios

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2015
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This months Education update covers the difference between the politically charged term “class size” and another education metric ‘Student to Teacher ‘ratios.  Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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GrokTALK! February 28th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2015
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This week I call into the show from CPAC as Skip and Mike take the reins along with guests Jorge Mesa-Tejada (On education), Rep. Max Abramson (on Criminal justice and defining lethal and non-lethal force–among other issues), and Rep. Josh Moore on who owns the children – parents or educators. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, […]

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HR 5 – The Student Success Act Is a Trap!

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena The Student Success Act (HR5) working its way through the U.S. House is a trap. HR5 is being sold as legislation that will “support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children’s schools, and for other purposes.”  […]

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January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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In this education update Jorge Mesa-Tejada helps taxpayers grasp their school budget by explaining what it is they need to look at and how to tell what it really means. Follow along with some reading material here.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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GrokTALK! With Dr. Jason Sorens

by Steve MacDonald January 13, 2015
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Dartmouth College Lecturer Dr. Jason Sorens, founder of the Free State Project, joins us to discuss his new endeavour called Ethics and Economics Education of New England (E3NE), a program to bring a new perspective to economics, ethics, markets, exchange, and more to high school students around New England.  We also discuss ethics and morals […]

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What Kind Of Jasper Will We Get?

by Steve MacDonald December 15, 2014
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Democrat elected NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper (see also Jassper) has some history with regard to dishonest tactics. This is from January 2012… Rep. Shawn Jasper testified yesterday, January 25, 2012 AGAINST House Bill 1571 “on behalf of the House Republican Majority office,” i.e., Rep. DJ Bettencourt.  Oddly enough the GOP leadership was the ONLY […]

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Common Core – Three Quick Quotes…

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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Obama used 4.35 Billion of Stimulus money to ‘pay’ states to join Common Core, which imposes new standards …  By controlling national testing standards, Common Core creates the infrastructure for federal control of school curricula. and … If someone had set out to design a curriculum specifically to stamp out the next generations ability to […]

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GrokTALK! with Jorge Mesa-Tejada

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2014
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Jorge Mesa-Tejada shares a tale of growing public education tyranny in a local school district.  The new Super, Earl Metzler (We’ve dubbed him the Earl of Metzler) has adopted an Obamaesque approach to rule and doesn’t seem to care what statue or charter say otherwise. We also discuss this growing trend as well as the […]

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GrokTALK! with James O’Keefe and Jorge Mesa-Tejada

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2014
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James O’Keefe spends an hour with us in-studio (and a few minutes by phone on his way there).  Before that, Jorge Mesa-Tejada fills us in on the Earl of Metzler–a local school superintendent who rules with an executive style unlike president Obama – it’s his school district and he’ll do what he wants, New Hampshire […]

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AZ Dept of Ed Retaliates Against Teacher Opposed To Common Core

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2014
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Goldwater Institute Today the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tucson, Ariz. teacher Brad McQueen, who was retaliated against by employees of the Arizona Department of Education for speaking out against the Common Core State Standards. For years, Mr. McQueen was paid to serve on several committees of teachers who advised the state […]

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NH Democrat Peggy Gilmour Doesn’t Trust You

by Steve MacDonald October 27, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrat Peggy Gilmour and her fellow traveler have invested a lot in mailers depicting her opponent Kevin Avard as an enemy of children and education. This debate can be boiled down to this: Kevin trusts parents, Gilmour trusts bureaucrats.  Kevin prefers local control, Gilmour prefers state or national control.   Kevin Trusts you to, […]

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The Monopoly of Education

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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    The most urgent necessity is not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education.  All monopoles are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of educations. -Frederic Bastiat          

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