Education

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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BLACK LIVES MATTER, EXCEPT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2015
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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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Don’t Give In To A Bully

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2015
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The Bullies in the AG’s office are prepared to take a small town to court even though the law is against them. We talk more about the intimidation factor, the press, and the likely costs to go to court to defend School Choice. The NH AG is expected to take them to court. Help by […]

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GrokTALK! – 2015-09-12 The Videos

by Skip September 12, 2015

This week’s program was a fast paced one with lots of topics and lots of rapid around the table! Pre-Show – yeah, we use this time to hammer down the software and hardware gremlins that visit us every week as well as our regular babbling about a bunch of things Segment 1 – Our WTFs […]

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GrokTALK! – Why The Lawsuit Had To Fail

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2015
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One of our resident NH Education Gurus, Jorge Mesa-Tejada, explains why a lawsuit filed by two towns against their School administrative Unit was doomed from the start; and it had nothing to do with the merit of the case they brought (and the taxpayers still have options…) Want the entire program? Get it here! GrokTALK! […]

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Welcome To Moonbat U.

by Ed Naile July 31, 2015

Welcome to the University of New Hampshire – Please do as we say or you will be set upon by the warriors of political correctness. Here is how we describe our plan for how you will behave after brain washing posing as an education: Statement of Diversity Diversity is a community value at the University […]

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GrokTALK! – No Curriculum Trigger Warnings For Parents?

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2015
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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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