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NH House Democrat: “I realize it’s very hard to take money away once you give it to them.”

There’s a Frontpage article in the Manchester Union Leader today about Keno. The focus is House Bill 390 (HB390). This legislation would lower commissions on Keno Machines from 8% to 5%. The result is fewer dollars and incentives to have them in your establishment. The Bill’s sponsor says it’s for education, but that’s not all he says. …

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Defend Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Children

The tax-credit scholarship is facing multiple attacks in the legislature this year. The first one is HB 632 and is being fast-tracked to the House Ways and Means Committee, entirely skipping the Education Committee as is the usual protocol to first go to the policy committee. Although the public hearing is not scheduled yet, we expect it …

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Education Funding? You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Parts 1 & 2)

“Taxpayers should be funding public benefits and not private enrichment. At the Northwood Community Center, Ian Underwood gave a presentation on educational funding that basically told the audience that we were thinking about the wrong thing. Much of the debate in NH (and elsewhere) always has money at the forefront – instead, we ought to …

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Education: Legislative Schedule for Week of January 14, 2019

Welcome to the start of the 2019 legislative session! The Senate and House education committees are beginning to schedule public hearings and there is a full calendar for the HEC. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those will include our analysis and commentary. There are several bills regarding charter schools, cooperative district agreements, …

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School District Governance of NH – “Preparing for the Future of Schooling”

Preparing for the Future of Schooling In this seminar, we will discuss the future of schools – what school board members need to know about the changes (technological, demographic, economic, and political) that they will be facing, and ways to view potential problems as opportunities. Join us to hear the visions of our two speakers, …

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Florida Court Invokes Separation of Powers in Refusal To Play ‘Adequacy’ Game in Public Education

New Hampshire’s Claremont decision turned on the question of adequacy in education. Property-poor “districts” would never have as much money as property-rich towns. Ignoring the fact that money does not equal adequacy in education New Hampshire has been wrestling with this question for decades. But when you are talking about schools, and education, unions, and adequacy,and …

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Some Don’t Want to Hear It

Some legislators don’t want to hear about educational opportunities that impact thousands of NH children. That’s their choice. They can choose to ignore what often matters a great deal to families. On New Year’s Eve, we sent an email to all NH Senators and State Representatives welcoming them to the new biennium. The letter explained our belief …

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Notable Quote – Victor Davis Hanson

Students now leave campus largely prepped by their professors to embrace a predictable menu: the glories of larger government, income redistribution, greater entitlements, radical environmentalism, abortion, multiculturalism, suspicion of traditional religion, and antipathy to the international role of the United States in the past and present. -Prof. Victor Davis Hanson (Indoctrination, not education) And Alexandria Ocasio-Ortez …

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What is the Superintendent in Laconia Hiding?

I’ve been searching for information on the mental health data collected and shared on students in the Laconia School District.  Accessing this information has become challenging, given the responses by the current Superintendent in the district, Brendan Minnihan. One thing is clear from the information that has been provided, mental health data on the students is …

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