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UNH, surveys on children, and who is looking out for them? WARNING to PARENTS

Now that New Hampshire has a law (signed by Governor Sununu in 2017) that requires informed written consent from parents/guardians before a school district can administer a non-academic survey, I wanted to share an e-mail exchange between a professor at … Continue reading

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Are NH Schools Practicing Mental Health Quackery On Your Kids?

The new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), pushes schools to shift their focus away from academics to treating your child’s mental health.  This is something I take very seriously since some children come to school having to deal with all … Continue reading

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PARENTS: Questions To Ask Regarding Mental Evaluations On Your Children By Their Local School

I opposed Competency Based Education (CBE) in New Hampshire because it is a model used to change attitudes, beliefs, and values in children.  The old Outcome Based Education (OBE) model used in the 90’s failed students back then. OBE never … Continue reading

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REPLY to Executive Councilors Volinsky and Pappas’ Political Hit Piece Against Commissioner Edelblut

Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas’ criticism of New Hampshire’s Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, made me wonder, are they bothered that he’s working hard to improve public education? Volinsky and Pappas took a swing at Commissioner Edelblut for attending political functions; … Continue reading

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Ann Marie Banfield: Is Sanborn Regional School District Lying To Parents?

What happens when a school district is in the spotlight for being successful, but the teachers and students who attend the school or have graduated, say something else? Sanborn is one of the school districts in New Hampshire that have … Continue reading

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Goodbye Teachers, Hello Computers: Thank Common Core And ESSA

Back in 2010 when the New Hampshire State Board of Education adopted Common Core, I warned that this was a set up for failure.  Not only would Common Core dumb down our public schools, we’d see other negative changes, including … Continue reading

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You Wont Believe What The National Science Foundation Is Funding In New Hampshire

The National Science Foundation (NSF) came under scrutiny years ago for causing damage to math education in the United States.  Professor David Klein, a Mathematician from California State University, wrote a letter to then, Representative Boehlert and Members of the … Continue reading

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