Tag Archives: Ann Marie Banfield

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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Ann Mare Banfield: My Tribute to Sid Glassner, May He Rest In Peace

I attended a State Board of Education meeting and happened to be there the same day as Sid.  He spoke before the State Board of Ed as an expert on public education.  He had a career of working as a … Continue reading

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One NH School Seeing a BIG Increase in Test Refusals by Parents

Every year more parents catch on that the standardized testing in New Hampshire does nothing to help their children academically. In fact, it actually takes time away from learning in the classroom. One New Hampshire district is seeing a big … Continue reading

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NH Students Deserve Better Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards are another attempt to nationalize Science standards in this country . Even supporters of Common Core, like the Fordham Foundation, exposed serious errors and inadequacies with the NGSS. They ranked the NGSS with a grade … Continue reading

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