We have just learned that the Mayor of Franklin NH Ken Merrifield is now associated with NH After School – NHAN
“NHAN is a statewide collaboration, funded in part by the Mott Foundation, created to foster and encourage the development and sustainability of high quality afterschool programming.”
Now look at Chicago’s Acorn
“Finally, we wish to acknowledge Christine Doby of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for her vision and leadership in this effort. Cris Doby and the Mott Foundation’s unwavering commitment to community organizing and to asking prescient questions about the impact of community organizing made this research possible.”
ACORN never went away, they just changed a few names but continue to work towards political activism and Progressive “social justice” in public education.
IF you do more digging, you’ll see that Annenberg is also associated with the Nellie Mae foundation. They are already doing damage in many NH schools Why? Because they push practices that lower student achievement and focus on community organizing vs literacy and academic excellence. You can look at their own materials and again, note that they reference Saul Alinsky and the end of page one.
Core Beliefs of Annenberg:
As a mission-driven organization, the Partnership stands behind the following core beliefs:
1. Every student deserves to be held to high expectations.
2. High-quality teaching and learning is every student’s right, every day.
3. A collegiate education must be an accessible and attainable option for every student who has earned a high school diploma.
4. Schools must model civic responsibility, social justice, and multicultural understanding.
Civic responsibility = political activism NOT civic academic knowledge:
Great Schools Partnership
Annenberg in NH schools: New England Secondary School Consortium