school choice

Meet Michelle Levell – Liberty Candidate – Rockingham 7

by Susan Olsen July 28, 2014

She may be new to running for office, but she’s spent more time in Concord that some elected state representatives!

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An Open Letter to NH Charter School Parents

by Susan Olsen May 7, 2014

The letter below is posted on behalf of State Representative JR Hoell, Bow/Dunbarton May 6, 2014 Dear New Hampshire Charter School parents, Yesterday, we learned that our Governor nominated William “Bill” Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education (NHBOE).  This nomination could be confirmed by the Executive Council as soon as this Thursday, May […]

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Maybe he’ll keep the riff-raff out of Phillips-Exeter

by Susan Olsen May 5, 2014

What is Her Radiance thinking?

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Call to Action – Stop The Appointment of Bill Duncan – Enemy of School Choice

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2014
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Rich white guy Bill Duncan, who doesn’t think disadvantaged children deserve a better chance at life and arch-enemy of school choice, has been named by Her Highness Governor Maggie Hassan to a 4-year term on the NH Board of Education that’s through two freaking governorships.  This Goes to the Executive Council Wednesday – there is […]

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School Choice for New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2014
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c/o Ann Marie Banfield Tuesday is a big day!! Please support these school board candidates who are pro school choice and anti Common Core. Many districts across the state have elections next Tuesday, March 11th. Please let us know if there are any others to add to our list! Bedford SAU 25 Aaron Day and […]

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GrokTALK! Interview – Jason Bedrick on School Choice

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

(Note: Audio links have been ‘refreshed.’ Everything should be working properly now. Enjoy.) We are not doing a two-hour show this week–our next full program in on Jan 4, 2014– but I found myself in Concord and took the opportunity to do a phone interview on the topic of School Choice with Jason Bedrick. Jason […]

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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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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 http://granitegrok.com/GrokTalk/By-Snippets/05-25-2013%20Segment%20One.mp3 Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to the complete […]

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Paging Mary Stuart Bile!

by Susan Olsen May 20, 2013

Even the Chicago Teachers’ Union gets it…. Via Weasel Zippers

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It’s about the children…

by Susan Olsen May 10, 2013

“Manchester says that loss would “cause irreparable harm to all students attending school in Manchester, as it equates to losing between 10 to 15 full-time teachers in the district.” So, 60 students required 10-15 full time teachers? What am I missing here?  

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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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“Defending NH’s Public Education” Monopoly

by Susan Olsen March 13, 2013

So what it is about Christianity that Mr. Duncan dislikes so much? For starters, let’s look at that old bugaboo ‘The 10 Commandments”: Does he oppose the one that says we shouldn’t kill? How about the one that says we shouldn’t lie? Or how about the one that says we shouldn’t steal? Or maybe it’s […]

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The War on Poor Children by Religious Bigots in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2013

There is an excellent article over at Math Wizards, on the effort by some in New Hampshire to repeal a scholarship program for poor kids titled “HB370: A WAR ON POOR CHILDREN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE by RELIGIOUS BIGOTS?” The article observes that opponents are pointing to the NH State constitution as a reason for repeal, but […]

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I hadn’t really looked at it this way…

by Susan Olsen March 2, 2013

Question For Conservatives: Why Are Your Children Still In Public School? David Groessh, PatriotUpdate.com, posted this question on Wednesday.  I read it early this morning and thought gee, he’s right.  He says in his opening paragraph: ‘You would not let your little children play in a busy street, jump off the roof of a ten-story building, or […]

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Dem NH Majority Votes To Kill School Scholarship Program

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2013

Children and poor families hit hardest So which Republicans’ voted against private scholarships for poor kids in New Hampshire? Ann Marie Banfield provided a list, with contact info, and reminds us (On Facebook), a vote against will actually cost taxpayers more.  (I talked about it here yesterday.) The HB370 (repeal) passed 188 to 155 and […]

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But who needs a Dad when Government gives you permission to literally screw up!

by Skip December 25, 2012

Ugh.  Like I said,in order to have their political jones satisfied, Progressives / Socialists / Marxists / Communists have understood for decades that they have to unmoor the American public from their traditional values in order – and in this case, a most important – Parents authority and responsibility.  Here’s a quick story that chops […]

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All we heard from the Dems was caterwauling about “Settled Law!” Consistency is not their strong suit

by Skip November 10, 2012

All we heard from these clowns the last two years was things like don’t you DARE touch the gay marriage law – the Legislature already “settled” the issue.  How DARE you Republicans even consider revisiting that law! They adopted the mantra that once done, always done when it comes to the law.  Sure, the body […]

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MOM’s Against Maggie Hassan

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2012

New Facebook page alert.  There is now a page called MOM’s Against Maggie Hassan. Why? Maggie is against mom’s, that’s why. Don’t beleive me, check out her voing record.   Maggie thinks the abortion lobby is more important than mom’s knowing if their underage daughters are seeking those services.  Maggie objects to homeschooloing, k-12 scholarships, or […]

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Guest Post by NH House Rep. Greg Hill – “Dems misrepresent the education tax credit program.”

by Skip October 26, 2012

 Dems misrepresent the education tax credit program. I attended a candidates’ night last evening in Northfield and listened carefully to the Democratic candidates for state representative and senate. They all opposed the new education tax-credit program (and, oddly, spoke out against voucher programs as well, which aren’t even available to NH parents). The reason the […]

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Maggie’s World -or- It’s Good to be the Duchess

by Tom August 13, 2012

Democratic candidate for governor, Maggie Hassan, was recently endorsed by New Hampshire’s largest union*, the National Education Association (NEA-NH). In their press release, the union stated that “Maggie shares our belief that good public schools are the foundation for strong communities and a vibrant economy and that for our students and schools to thrive, we all […]

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Ray Buckley- Another Tall Tale About Budgets, Education, and Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald August 3, 2012

Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrat Party is quoted as having actually said this. (DiStaso – Granite Status) “The people of New Hampshire are more concerned with Bill O’Brien’s behavior acting as the House speaker, his state budget that has New Hampshire in the red, and his policies that have caused a loss […]

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Finally Some School Choice in NH

by Don July 17, 2012

New Hampshire parents and children should annually celebrate June 27th.  On that day, the NH Legislature enacted SB 372 which helps the children of low and middle income families attend the schools of their choice rather than being trapped in failing and mediocre public schools.   On June 27th 251 Republicans and one Democrat overrode […]

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Manchester School District – Is this an Anti-School Choice Move?

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Despite earlier promises the Manchester School district may now be refusing to bus charter school kids based on the argument that it will cost $82,000.00 in transportation costs to do so.  From what I’ve been told so far, the original plan was to have them ride on the existing Catholic school bus routes, which would […]

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A Brief And Incomplete Veto Override Round Up [Correction]

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2012

The fate of Obama-Care and the Holder Contempt vote , and all the discussion and speculation that follows, will probably wash out everything else today.  Before that happens I want to take a few minutes to comment briefly on yesterday’s veto overrides. I have written at great length on all these subjects and you can […]

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Public schools are government schools, government schools are monopolies, and thus…

by Tim Condon June 21, 2012

…government schools don’t work. Did you know that 2,000 high schools in America constitute “‘dropout factories,’ where more than 40% of the freshman class fails to graduate. Most are in poor or minority zip codes wehre kids and parents have no other options. These 2,000 schools produce—if that’s the word—51% of U.S. dropouts.” How can […]

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