Education

Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip March 27, 2014

On Education (emphasis mine): Here’s a better idea: shift education responsibility to parents. Mr. Hettleman likely disagrees, given that in his op-ed he doesn’t once mention parents or families.  But it is mothers and fathers – not politicians – who have the greatest interest in the welfare of their children and who know their children […]

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State of Education – what to do to reverse it?

by Skip March 27, 2014

Choice and competition would go a long way.  After all, everywhere else it has been used, it has worked.  Educational Freedom

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Gun Grabber version of the Second Amendment

by Skip March 22, 2014

Do I break Godwin’s Law right off the bat when I say “we have the children”?  I rail all the time that a lot of the problems here in the US are due to our bad educational system and the huge lack knowledge by Americans, especially those in school, about how our style of Government […]

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GrokTALK! Feb 15, 2014 With Dr. Julianne Cooper – ‘Low Information Nation’

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2014
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Dr. Julianne Cooper joins us to talk education, low information voters, the educational void that is Common Core, and the need to find better ways to educate current and future voters despite the education establishment’s commitment to institutional decline. Listen or Download Download Segment Three Here Want it All? Download The entire Podcast Here Prefer […]

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GrokTALK! Feb 15, 2014 – The videos

by Skip February 15, 2014
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If you’d rather watch than just listen (Steve posted the entire audio here, he’ll probably be posting each segment separately later), well, here you go! Segment 1 – Groksters Steve, Mike, Skip and Rick (as Prez of the Londonderry Fish & Game Club) talk about defeat of NH’s HB 1589 – the gun grabbers attempt […]

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GrokTALK! January 11th, 2014 with Ellen Kolb – Life, MLK, Education, and Collecting Statistics

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2014
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Ellen Kolb, from Cornerstone Policy Research drops in to talk culture, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Life and education, and NH House Bill 1502; and asks why Democrats are suddenly so afraid of trying to collect a few  statistics… about abortion. (See also Leaven for the Loaf.com) Listen To Segment Three with Ellen Kolb   Listen […]

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Education: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you were

by Skip January 19, 2014

And in this case, it looks like where we’re going is backwards: Sigh…. (H/T: Education Watch International)

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GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Robin Eubanks, Author of Credentialed to Destroy

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2013
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In segment Two we are joined by Robin Eubanks for an in-depth discussion on Common Core. Robin is a mom who took her research skills as an attorney to dig down to the root of the education crisis. She wrote a book called ‘Credentialed to Destroy‘, and maintains a blog to provide current and ongoing […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier: “Dr. Marc Tucker – Mr. Smarty Pants”

by Skip November 4, 2013

On October 29, legislators and guests were invited to a Common Core rally, “Perspectives on Education Reform ” at the Legislative Office Building in Concord.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Marc Tucker, from the National Institute for Education and the Economy (Economy?).  Dr. Tucker has a colorful past and I have to say, he is […]

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We should never forget this

by Susan Olsen October 30, 2013

H/T Bearing Arms

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An Open Letter to Parents of Children Throughout New York State

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2013
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When Common Core arrived many states and districts just accepted it and signed on, only to discover just how bad it really is.  Teachers, parents, and administrators got caught in a bind as they tried to make sense of what has turned out to be an impossible curriculum to teach or test. We had a […]

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Seacoast Republican Women: Common Core Panel

by Mike October 26, 2013

Monday October 21st 2013, Porstmouth (NH) Public Library: Common Core discussion panel with a packed house: 1) Diane Bitter sets the scene, and introduces Cornerstone’s Ann-Marie Banfield 2) Home Schooler and education activist, Doris Hohensee     3) State Senator Sam Cataldo 4) State Representative Jane Cormier    

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NH BIA Supports Common Core, But How Many of their Dues Paying Memebers Would Agree?

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2013

The New Hampshire Business and Industrial Association, see also BIA, see also the same BIA that had no objection to the NH Democrat majority cramming a late-night-last-minute-LLC tax on small businesses a few years back—right up until they were convinced to be against it, has come out in favor of Common Core. Common Core is […]

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GrokTV: Cornerstone Common Core Forum – Question and Answer session

by Skip September 19, 2013

It went right up to and a bit after 9pm – I have chopped up the session into five parts – not for content or “editing down” but simply because few people want to sit and watch long videos. Part 1: Part 2 et al after the jump

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Cornerstone Forum on Common Core Standards

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013

What: Common Core Forum When: TONIGHT @ 7:00pm (Tuesday Sept. 17th) Where: New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive Manchester, NH) What are Common Core Standards? How do the Common Core Standards impact public education? Why are so many parents, teachers and legislators now questioning and opposing Common Core Standards? How will […]

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GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Ashley Pratte Exec Dir. Cornerstone Policy Research

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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In segment Two Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, returns to discuss Cornerstone’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session; stopping the likley attempt to repeal Parental Notification; educating about education and the issues with Common Core and defending school choice; with a side trip into the subject of liberal women objectifying all women, […]

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Too Good Not to Post – “Last Thursday I Lied”

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2013
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Found and shared by Susan.  Great read. Here’s a snippet.  Digest this then go read it all… Words mean things. At least they used to. They’re currently debased and euphemized until nobody knows nothin’ about nuthin’ by reading the newspaper. “Homeschooling” has been freighted with meaning, and it’s not the meaning I want it to […]

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Everything you wanted to know about Common Core but the NH DOE refused to tell you!

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2013
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I’m stealing Math Wizards headline, and why not; I’m posting their content. Peg Luksik  years ago explained to all of us how Outcome Based Ed (OBE) was failing children in public schools.  She is back to explain the numerous problems with Common Core.  By the way, OBE is back in NH but renamed “Competency Based […]

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Data Point – How come we keep paying so MUCH and get LITTLE in Education?

by Skip August 7, 2013

If this was out in the private sector, the Edu-Industrial Complex would be in dutch with the Better Business Bureau, every TV watchdog / consumer advocate would have a mic stuck in the face of every headmaster, and to be truthful, they’d be the target of Obama-like Community Organizers circling the building at every School […]

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Johnny can’t read? Janie can’t add? Well, here’s another reason why.

by Skip June 19, 2013

My feeling is that the most significant factor behind a student’s success in school are engaged parents.  I remember Mom having me sit at the kitchen table and watching me do homework AFTER she had gone over the material herself.  It wasn’t until I hit subjects like finite match, calculus, and programming and AP biology […]

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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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May 25th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Kate Baker

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2013

In this segment of GrokTALK! we are joined by Kate Baker,  the Executive Director at The Network for Educational Opportunity, to talk about New Hampshire’s Education scholarship Program, parent and student rights, and value of education choice. Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to the complete podcast […]

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So, how come this doesn’t work with Education?

by Skip May 24, 2013

“We should be working to make sure that high quality health care is provided to the uninsured to make sure the full range of health care services, including family planning services that are available to people with money are available to the poor and uninsured as well,” Nadler said. That would be Congressman Jerry Nadler […]

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May 18th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Ann Marie Banfield

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2013

Ann Marie Banfield from Cornerstone Policy Research talks about Education and Common Core in the state of New Hampshire and the nations; what it is really all about, and what we need to know to stop it and why.  Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to […]

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Last Weeks Podcast Now Available at AC Nation Radio…and A Look at Upcoming Guests

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2013

This weeks Podcast is now (also) available from AC Nation radio. – Dr. Julianne Cooper, who is the founder and a teacher at Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester New Hampshire,  visits to talk about a real Western Liberal Arts Education, Common Core, Teenage brains, surviving 25 years in the White Tower, learning 9 to 5, and how […]

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April 20th GrokTALK! Snippets – Segment Four: Guest – NH Business Owner Josh Youssef

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2013

In Segment four we talk with Josh Youssef, local small business owner and former candidate for the New Hampshire State Senate,  about HB 370 (repealing education choice),  State Senator Andrew Hosmer, education in general, what the Teachers Unions are actually after, and more.  (With Dr. Julianne Cooper who sticks around to add to the conversation.) […]

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April 20th GrokTALK! Snippets – Segment Three: Guest – Dr. Julianne Cooper from Liberty Academy

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2013

Dr. Julianne Cooper visits GrokTALK! to chat about a Liberal education, Common Core, Teenage brains, surviving 25 years in the White Tower, Learning 9 to 5, and how those ‘new’ progressive ideas you keep hearing about are not as new as you think. Note: Individual guest segements will be posted throughout the day today. You […]

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State Senate Votes 13-11 to Table HB 370 – The Education Scholarship Credit Lives!!!

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2013

HB 370, the government-school monopoly, anti-education-choice-bill from the union-owned Democrat House, that would have repealed the education scholarship tax credit that passed last year, has been tabled by the New Hampshire State Senate.    Tabling a bill is not legislative death but it is not unlike locking a prisoner up in a dungeon and forgetting they are there.  Someone might wander […]

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NH State Senate To Vote On Education Choice Tomorrow

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2013

HB 370, the New Hampshire Democrats effort to punish the children of poor and lower income families, to keep them out of private schools by denying them an opportunity to get a scholarship, will be voted on tomorrow by the New Hampshire State Senate. Back in April of 2012 we reported on how 71% of New Hampshire’s public schools […]

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A List of 54 Anti Common Core Facebook Pages – By State

by Steve MacDonald April 11, 2013

Laura Rambeau Lee from Right Reason.com has done us all a great service.  She has compiled a list of all the anti-common core facebook pages by state. There are 54 links (so far), three in New Hampshire, so feel free to check a few of them out.  And by all means, like these groups and […]

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