We bet most of the parents and taxpayers in Pittsfield and Manchester (two Annenberg partners in NH – there is also a Youth Organizers United in Manchester) have no idea they need to deal with a PR Firm created by an NGO/foundation out of UNH (Carsey Institute) to filter their communication to the various school boards.
The legality of this is questionable. The truth of the matter is, these “ideas” are NOT coming from the people or the parents, but from the foundations themselves. Most of the parents in these areas likely have no idea that the law is being overridden and their rights are being usurped.
GILFORD — The town of Gilford continues to want to prosecute the “disorderly conduct” case of Billy Baer, a parent who dared to stand up and speak out at a school board meeting about the inappropriate reading material that was assigned to his daughter. (Search for Baer on this blog for more background info)
The school board ordered him to be removed by police and charged.
Even after a motion to dismiss was made by the defendant’s attorney, the Gilford school board continues to want to prosecute. It’s one thing for the school board to ask a cop to remove somebody from the meeting, but why on earth would the town continue to prosecute it instead of just dropping the case?
This is the message they apparently wish to convey to parents: If you dare speak out against material that is inappropriate, pornographic, or politically biased, and in this case the material was all of the aforementioned, you will be censored and punished.
For those of you who have seen the video of what happened, it was fairly clear that Baer’s was a minor interruption if anything, and he hardly warranted being arrested.
Pittsfield Listens, an offshoot of the private public relations group NH Listens, plans to ‘facilitate’ your ideas on student centered learning.
It is very important to let your friends, family and contacts know about this so they can go and chime in.
“Student-centered learning” is another name for chaos. It is just another way in which ‘social justice’ and activism (for the left) can be worked into the curriculum.
Pittsfield Listens’ mailer even advertises the training for facilitators from the PR firm NH Listens. NH Listens comes between the people and the vote, sometimes resurrecting issues that have already been voted DOWN.
“JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Hundreds of students poured out of at least five Jefferson County schools on Tuesday to protest what they say is the Jeffco School Board’s attempt to whitewash history. Protests also continued on Wednesday at two other schools.”
The bias continues. Indoctrination for gun control will be instituted in NH’s schools despite NH having one of the lowest incidences of gun violence in the country.
NH Department of Education Awarded a 9.75 Million Dollar Grant for Project AWARE
(Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)
Today, September 24, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced they are awarding the New Hampshire Department of Education 9.75 million dollars over the next 5 years to implement Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education). These funds were included in the President and Vice President’s Now Is the Time plan to reduce gun violence by keeping guns out of dangerous hands, increasing access to mental health services, and making school safer.
“New Hampshire is very well poised to partner with districts and other child-youth serving agencies around mental health issues,” said Commissioner Virginia Barry. “We are pleased to be able to provide training to individuals in the State especially our school staff so that they have the tools to recognize and support students who are challenged with a mental illness.”
The Project will serve approximately 4,000 children, youth, and families per year (20,000 over five years) and train approximately 700 youth-serving adults per year (3,500 over five years) in partnership with Berlin Public Schools, Franklin School District, and SAU #7 (Colebrook) to help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help, and increase access to mental health services for young people.
In Windham, New Hampshire someone donated 2800 pocket constitutions to be distributed on Constitution Day so the students could learn about our founding document, but the school board voted 3 to 2 to reject them.
When a stink was made they finally voted five to nothing to accept them but with the provision that they don’t have to give them out.