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Blogline of the Day – Judge it to be true

It is easy to find the “man in the street” videos again (or, I’m just better at stumbling over them), especially those made by younger people asking (what should be rather easy questions) of their cohort. Easy being “at least in the ballpark.” Sadly,” easy” seems to really mean “unobtainable.”

Chains, children, shackle, slave

Learn Everywhere? No – you MUST learn HERE!

The Learn Everywhere program was an innovative program passed into law that allowed the Commissioner and Board of Education to create rules that allowed curriculum performed outside of the classroom to count for High School credit. Each School District, if the rules were adopted, would be ‘forced’ to accept said credits, even if performed by …

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Teacher: 1KM > 1 Mile. Kid challenges teacher. Teacher puts him into detention

“…would be better off simply accepting my teachings without resistance.” “Resistance“?  What a loaded word to use towards a parent. Wow!  Just wow! Teacher asserts that 1 kilometer is greater than 1 mile. The teacher was wrong: 1 mile = 1.6 km.  Kid disputes it, kid gets detention.  Over “tone”? You can certainly read it …

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So School Districts want “involved Parents”? Er, not so much here

My operative question in this (and those similar to them) is this: Who works for whom? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Parents lament Connecticut school district’s decision to stop lunch visits Some parents cherish school lunch visits with their children. If work or other obligations allow them, it can be a time to check-in with kids and model good …

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Common Core architect & advisor to the NH DOE: ELIMINATE LOCAL CONTROL

This is the plan to eliminate Local School Boards….just released today – by Marc Tucker at the Center for American Progress (THE Progressive think tank frequented by Clintonistas and Obama-ites which is totally in favor of “fundamentally transforming” America); the important part:  …If Americans are going to decide which level of government we want to …

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NH State Senator Peggy Gilmour – I demand who should control education dollars

And that would not be parents – From today’s Concord Patch: ‘Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, had urged her colleagues to overturn a committee recommendation and then pass the repeal bill. In a statement, she said, “The program has no accountability of public money. It allows private, non-profit corporations to determine where public education dollars are …

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“I despise bullies……wealthy officials who exercise school choice for their own families while denying it to others less financially fortunate”

This column came to my attention from Ann Marie Bannfield who as become one of the most knowledgeable and articulate defenders of the need for Educational Freedom, for local control,  and an ardent foe of lowered educational/academic standards that have swept our country.  Thus, when she emailed out a link to this Op-Ed, I read …

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