GOVERNOR HASSAN has shown ZERO leadership when it comes to “education” in NH. She follows the Fed’s lead and yet now we see her lack of leadership is creating big problems for state and local control in education.
The US DOE waived a Federal Law. That law should be repealed. Now the NH Dept. of Ed. has to sign away local and state control in order to qualify for a waiver from No Child Left Behind.
In fact, they argue, not to having to negotiate with the U.S. Department of Education on the finer points of say, teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it a lot easier to chart their own paths on those sticky issues.