Learning, Teaching, Funding, and Education

by GrokWatch News Desk August 31, 2017

By Rep. Dave Testerman In New Hampshire, most public school funding originates in the pocketbook of local taxpayers and most of us hope we elect a local school board that watches out not only for the students but also the taxpayer. It doesn’t always work out, but we have had some very good board members […]

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From SAU 55 Productions – HCS Renovation and Construction Project

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2016
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This is the now infamous Hamsptead Central School video. It’s like a shiny mailer in your mailbox but it talks to you. This is also the source of the sniper threat claims to which Hampstead School Budget Committee Jorge Meas-Tejada was responding. As you watch this ask yourself how it was paid for and by whom because […]

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#StandWithMesa on Saving Hampstead from Unnecessary Bonds and Spending

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2016
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There’s a new hashtag you can use to help support Jorge Mesa-Tejada. #StandWithMesa And you should stand with him. Jorge knows what he is talking about. That slick campaign to put Hampstead taxpayers on the hook for a huge ten-year bond is irresponsible and unnecessary. As proof, here is the space utilization presentation Jorge gave to […]

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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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January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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In this education update Jorge Mesa-Tejada helps taxpayers grasp their school budget by explaining what it is they need to look at and how to tell what it really means. Follow along with some reading material here.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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The End of ‘Girls’ Sports?

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2014
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What could go wrong? The state board overseeing high school sports in Minnesota voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to permit male-to-female transgender students to participate in girls sports.  

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Are Illegals Bringing Tuberculosis to Your School?

by Scott Morales September 13, 2014
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Maybe.  Check out what happened in Lynn MA.  (Maybe, it’s just a coincidence?)  Wonder if it could happen here?  Well, maybe if Shaheen, Shea-Porter, and Kuster support Obama’s amnesty plan.  You should ask them where they stand on it, so what I point out below, doesn’t happen in New Hampshire. (All emphasis mine,throughout.) July,  14 […]

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Education Matters – Ann Marie Banfield

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2014
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I just scooped this up off of YouTube.  Ann Marie Banfield, the occasional GrokTALK! guest and GraniteGrok contributor from Cornerstone Policy Research, talks about the upcoming Aug 11th, Manchester School board meeting and why parents need to be there to talk about the ‘educational standards’ the board is proposing for their children.

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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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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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We’re going down: Datapoint Baltimore, Maryland

by Tim Condon January 16, 2013

From CBS Baltimore, Channel 13: “Two six-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops and robbers during recess and using their fingers to make an imaginary gun. “This is…

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T-Shirt of the Day

by Scott Morales December 21, 2012

This reminds me of the famous Nietzsche bathroom wall graffiti: God is dead. – Nietzsche Nietzsche is dead. – God

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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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Facebook Doodlings – Why is it the job of the Feds to rehab 35,000 schools?

by Skip December 26, 2011

Yet another instance of spending time writing somewhere else instead of writing here, so, am double purposing yet again.  This thread from FB was from Sept (yeah, catching up as always) when Obama wanted to spend $25 Billion (more of what we don’t have) to rehab up to 35,000.  Once again the question must be […]

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School Voucher Kids Do Better

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2011

I Tweeted this earlier, but since I’m short on time, it is more than Post-Worthy. Apparently school vouchers result in a higher graduation rate at a lower cost to taxpayers–

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Picture of The Day 4-17-11 (Save What?)

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2011

Home made sign held by a student(?) hoping to save their ‘Pubic’ education, in Los Angeles.

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