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

IB means no life

Bedford’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator Censors IB Students’ Honest Critique of the IB Program

As a former Bedford resident who continually questioned the value of the International Baccalaureate Program in the school district, I was not surprised when I found out that an attempt by IB diploma students to criticize their experience, would not be allowed. Bedford’s IB Coordinator, Jon Cannon sent an e-mail to the Senior Diploma Candidates, …

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Manchester School District: On the Verge of Adopting a Failed Common Core Math Program?

The good news is, Manchester is looking to provide a math program for their students.  The bad news is, the programs chosen align with the failed Common Core standards that have been plaguing schools for almost a decade now. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee began looking at different math programs to adopt in the school …

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Are New Hampshire Students Now at a Disadvantage When they Take the SAT/ACT?

With the recent announcement by the College Board to include adversity scores to the SAT, parents around the country are wondering if their children should sit for the assessment. David Coleman, the mastermind of the failed Common Core standards currently serves as the College Board President.  Since Coleman began his tenure, there have been numerous …

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My Report from the Epping School Board meeting: Civility, Respect, and Free Speech

The mother of the girl who was told to cover up her Trump T-shirt started the meeting with a statement.  She had composure and, set the stage for a civil discussion on what happened. I wish every parent took the opportunity to address their school board in the same way when problems arise. After that, …

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Victoria Sullivan for Mayor of Manchester

Victoria Sullivan, the Candidate, the Mother, and the Legislator

So today Victoria Wojdylak Sullivan announced that she is running for Mayor in Manchester.  Let me tell you about Victoria so that you get an idea of the candidate, the mother, and the legislator. I met Victoria several years ago and really got to know her when she served as Manchester’s State Representative on the …

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Jeanne Dietsch

Did Bedford Make a BIG MISTAKE Electing Senator Jeanne Dietsch?

In 2017 parents finally enjoyed a victory for parental rights.  Governor Sununu signed an important law that supported informed consent by a parent/guardian before their children could participate in a non-academic survey. What’s so bad about non-academic surveys in our schools?  A LOT. Google inappropriate surveys in schools and you will find examples of surveys …

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Lobbying-Against-the-People

Lobbying the NH Legislators: Toddlers for the Workforce!

Even though we are seeing more studies about the dangers of early education on young children, there is a political agenda that seeks to push more children into schools earlier and earlier. Recently Harvard published a study on the dangers of early school enrollment. As one blogger reported, they (toddlers) are seen as in investment. Emily Talmage reported: …

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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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