Could Full Day Kindergarten in New Hampshire Cure Athlete’s Foot?

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2017

The push to pass full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire might cure athlete’s foot. Toenail fungus? Why not? Advocates have come out suggesting it will help end the opioid crisis and solve the brain-drain problem–by keeping students from leaving the state after they graduate. Could it begin to heal the earth, stop the seas from rising? Is […]

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Fight over School Choice Heats Up

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2017

Someone I know (a liberal Hillary supporter) who must remain anonymous was saying that SB193 would allow some home-schooling family with six kids to take six kids worth of money out of the school district when it wouldn’t cost them that much to home school them. My fist thought was, well, it’s not actually the […]

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We’ve Got the Cost Per Pupil for Every School District In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2017

The New Hampshire Department of Education has released a document listing the cost per pupil for public school education in New Hampshire. The report provides details for each district (or SAU) in the state based on these parameters. The Cost per Pupil represents, with certain adjustments, current expenditures from all funding sources (local, state and […]

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Frank Edelblut Confirmed as Commissioner of the NH Dept. of Education

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2017

For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 Contact: Governor Sununu Press Office (603) 271-2121 Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Confirmation of Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of the Department of Education Concord, NH – Following today’s Executive Council vote to confirm Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of the Department of Education, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following […]

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Obama’s School Improvement Grant Program Spent Billions for Nothing

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2017

Obama’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program pumped billions into failing schools on the premise that the problem was not enough money. Wrong. The damning final evaluation of the SIG program was released – just a coincidence, we’re told – two days before the administration walked out the door. Funded by the very Department of Education […]

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Frank Edelblut Nominated for NH Commissioner of Education

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2017

This. IS. Awesome. Governor Chris Sununu Nominates Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Education Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu this morning brought forth to the Executive Council the nomination of Frank Edelblut for commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education. Governor Sununu said of today’s nomination, “I am thrilled to […]

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Right to Work states spend less on education, get more value for students

by Kimberly Morin January 17, 2017

On Thursday Senate Bill 11, AN ACT prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union, is scheduled to be voted on by the entire New Hampshire Senate. It was voted Ought To Pass out of committee by a party line vote of 3-2. As the Right to Work (RTW) […]

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Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2017

By Joy Pullmann – The Federalist This new, anti-American approach is supplanting traditional civics—teaching kids about the structure and ideals of American government, basics about her history, and citizenship duties such as military service, voting, and jury duty. Poor civics instruction has increased over the past half-century, likely contributing to the broad decline of American […]

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The Definition of Insanity – New Hampshire Style

by Ed Naile January 13, 2017

Deep in the bowels of the New Hampshire State Constitution is a word, one single word, that the activist NH State Supreme Court used to try and impose a broad-based tax on its citizens – because the NH Legislature will not do it. God Bless our citizen legislature. Behold the word “cherish.” Cherish is the […]

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Who Stands with Wendy Davis on America’s Failed Education System?

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2016 is reporting that former Texas State Senator Wendy ‘Abortion Barbie‘ Davis just insulted half the nation. “Let’s face it, Republicans were rewarded by an undereducated electorate,” Davis told the Texas Standard, a public radio program, on Thursday. “And I don’t think it’s too cynical to say that the true right-wing conspiracy in this country is […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Education

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2016
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Next up at The 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit Ann Marie Banfield from Cornerstone Action spoke on testing, Common Core, legislative language and local control of education.

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The truth about Mayor Ted Gatsas and Common Core in Manchester

by Kimberly Morin August 4, 2016

On Sunday, Mayor Ted Gatsas gave a stump speech at the Rockingham County Republican Committee candidate forum. In his speech he once again made claims about his record on Common Core that aren’t true and what he claims he will do in the future.

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Maggie Hassan is a Statist Stooge and She is Lying to you About Local Education

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2016
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Maggie Hassan is lying to you about education. From her Send Maggie to the DC Feed-Trough Website, …In the Senate, Maggie will fight to expand early childhood education, give New Hampshire schools the flexibility to put federal dollars to the best possible use and continue the Granite State’s leadership in empowering local school districts, students and […]

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Steve Kenda – Education, School Choice, Heroin ‘Crisis’

by Steve MacDonald June 14, 2016
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In part two of our conversation with Steve Kenda, State Senate Candidate District 24, we talk about Education, Common core, school choice, the heroin epidemic, and bureaucracies. (Download this segment) (Listen to the entire Podcast)  

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Local Education and The Beautiful Tree

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2016
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Are brick and mortar classrooms obsolete? Jody and Ian Underwood continue the education discussion with the book “The Beautiful Tree,” we touch on the advantages of local control in education, and real-world costs per classroom versus what your school board is charging you. (Download this segment) (Full Podcast)   Podcast RSS Feed  

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Comment Doodlings – Should not local control mean local financing (because RESPONSIBILITY)?

by Skip April 5, 2016

I guess Mr. Chase doesn’t believe in local control in education. Which also means that with local control, it means local responsibility for funding the decisions that come from local control if a town decides it wants full time kindergarten. That was my comment left at Tom Chase’s LtE in the Concord Monitor (after the […]

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Seriously, these three are the top responsibilities of the Federal Government?

by Skip March 30, 2016

I missed last night’s CNN Townhall with the Republican Prez candidates.  As always, Donald Trump made the buzz of the night.  Certainly his utterance on abortion made waves.  Sure, I am a pro-life supporter but even I blanched when I heard what he said.  That said, it’s what else he said that caught my attention […]

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Chris Sununu’s words are, IMHO, a bit strange

by Skip March 27, 2016

Now that the NH FITN Prez Wannabe Beauty Contest is now long gone, we can start turning our attentions to what matters: NH (e.g., “screw DC, save NH”).  That certainly means it’s time to start watching and evaluating NH specific races which certainly includes the Governor one.  Ann Marie Banfield has an extensive email list […]

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NH Education Activist Call To Action

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2016
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From Stop Common Core New Hampshire WARNING!!! Obama’s Outcome Based Education and Outcome Based Assessments may become LAW This needs to be STOPPED IMMEDIATELY TWO Bills passed the NH HOUSE are on their way to the NH Senate that need your urgent attention. IT is important that you testify or write the Senate Education Committee […]

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Newspaper Doodlings – righting wrong thinking

by Skip February 14, 2016

Over at the Concord Monitor, a Tom Shamberg (a flaming Progressive from his voting record in the NH Legislature and ratings), is all about having the State take on the responsibility and cost for all of NH’s Education (hey, that’s what Progressives do – take away control but make everyone else pay for it).  From […]

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Someone else understands why Bernie is doing well with Millenials

by Skip February 2, 2016

I’ve been saying saying the same thing for years – and remember that it was the Frankfurt School and Gramsci that said for the Socialist / Communists to take over the ramparts of culture.  Now we are seeing that they were successful (emphasis mine): ANALYSIS: TRUE. OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure. […]

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Jeb! Bush – sounding like the Dems on college affordability

by Skip January 16, 2016

“If you are elected president, how will you make a college education more affordable?” The Concord Monitor had a piece “Where do the presidential candidates stand on college affordability?” that outlines some of the Prez Wannabees positions on that subject.  Frankly, I disagree with the question; why is it the proper role of Government of […]

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When does no diploma mean a diploma? In California!

by Skip December 28, 2015

This caught my eye over at Big Government: On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they […]

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An observation on the state of American Education from a comedianne older than I

by Skip December 20, 2015

I read Powerline almost every day and on Fridays there is a post from Ammo Grrrll.  Usually a satirical post about something, I may not always LOL but I do oft smile at both the topic and how she treats it.  This one, however, wasn’t all that funny and cast a serious light as to […]

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Exeter NH High School Bans School Dances Indefinitely – Is SAU 16 to Blame?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2015
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SeacoastOnline is reporting that Exeter High School will no longer hold dances. Why? Students were engaged in sexually suggestive grinding on the dance floor. Alcohol or drug use were also cited as issues but the thrust of the problem appears to be dirty dancing. This is unfortunate for the kids who just wanted to dress […]

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Future of Education?

by Kimberly Morin November 23, 2015

Or closer to the present?

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Most Education Dollars go to Adults and not Children

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2015
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We continue with School Board candidate Rich Girard on budgets, spending, direct to indirect labor costs, and how most of the tax-dollars in a given school budget are spent on the adults and not on the children. (Listen to Part I with Rich Girard, here.) Don’t want to wait for the rest? Get it all […]

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School district doesn’t like failure rates – redefines an “F”

by Skip October 29, 2015

As I just wrote: Which means that 67% AREN’T PROFICIENT.  Haven’t we learned that doing the same thing, over and over, with results like this, is just insanity? This is our national standard of excellence – the majority of kids failing to learn?  An entire nation? Well, if you can’t do well on the standardized tests, […]

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Why Aren’t The Public and the School Board in The Loop?

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2015
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ICYMI – Part two of our interview with Rich Girard, who is running for the Manchester Board of School committee. We talk about how good education policy only comes from ensuring that parents and school boards are not just involved but informed so they can be educated participants in the process. Part I Here GrokTALK! […]

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by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2015

To progressives not all black lives matter, not even those that survive the abortion-cult cleansing rituals. To the progressive left, advocating for better education for minority students is “racist.” Because, you know, #BlackLivesMatter, but one shouldn’t actually try to do anything about it, other than march in the streets, hold signs, get on TV, and […]

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