Ann Marie Banfield, Author at Granite Grok

Ann Marie Banfield

Ann Marie Banfield has been researching education reform for over a decade and actively supports parental rights, literacy and academic excellence in k-12 schools. You can contact her at: banfieldannmarie@gmail.com

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Why aren’t Parents Included in the Meeting?

Chairman Kahn, I write to you today with extreme concern for many of the students in New Hampshire.  As a parental rights advocate, the number of students suffering from the lack of in-school learning should have us all concerned.

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Upset with how your town’s schools are being opened (or not)?

FYI for those who are interested. ***** Thank you for your e-mail that was forwarded to me for review and response. The Department appreciates your reaching out to us to express your sincere concerns regarding your school district’s determination and actions regarding school reopening. While the Department understands and appreciates your goal of reaching out …

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Teachers, is Your Profession Becoming Obsolete?

Years ago I saw a survey by parents that indicated they preferred their children attending a local public school using a traditional model where their children were taught by great teachers. I think most everyone would agree with that, even when they opt for a private school.

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So Manchester Board of School Committee Jim O’Connell, do YOU know how to close the Achievement Gap without more spending?

Money doesn’t cure all ills.  MANCHESTER Jim O’Connell now sits on the Board of School Committee. His claim to fame has been his constant call for MORE SPENDING in the schools (see screencap, below). He put out a statement on racism in the Manchester schools so I thought I’d send him a reply: I’m going to …

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