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

Joyce Craig

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig: a lousy education legacy

Mayor Joyce Craig has done nothing to improve the quality of education in Manchester. As Chairman of the Board, she should have come in with a plan to improve the public schools in Manchester. Instead, she appears to be punting that authority to community organizers like Manchester Proud and the Nellie Mae Foundation.  Both of …

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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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trump student Ciretta MacKenzie

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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