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While Governor Hassan Throws Your Kids Under the Bus…..

Teachers and administrators can finally speak their minds, now that the Governor Herbert (Utah) admitted that his own grandchildren and children hate Common Core, and that the Common Core represents a loss of local freedoms. This is great news, even if he’s motivated (at least in part) by the highly successful campaigning of his opponent, Jonathan Johnson, on the ‪#‎StopFedEd‬ and ‪#‎StopStudentDataMining‬ and ‪#‎StopCommonCore‬ issues.

After spending the past six years promoting, marketing, and providing workforce alignment strategies to serve Common Core, and after rising to the throne of Common Core’s organization, National Governors Association, to become its chair, and after going out of his way to have the Utah Attorney General provide “proof” that Common Core supposedly represented local control– after all of this, Herbert has now turned his back on the Common Core and has written a letter to the State School Board, asking it to move away from Common Core.
Read more here:
Miracles Do Happen: Governor and Chair of Common Core Organization (NGA: National Governors Association) Rejects Common Core

CALL TO ACTION: Stop the Obama Ed Reforms in the NH Senate!

Obama’s Outcome Based Education and Outcome Based Assessments may become LAW

TWO Bills passed the NH HOUSE are on their way to the NH Senate that need your urgent attention.
IT is important that you testify or write the Senate Education Committee this weekend to
and OPPOSE HB 1604 and HB471

The following is the Senate Education Committee‘s contact information.
John Reagan, Chairman
(603) 271-4063

Nancy Stiles, Vice Chairman
(603) 271-3093

Kevin Avard
(603) 271-4151

Molly Kelly
(603) 271-3207

David Watters

You can read in this article on how the Obama Education Reforms are working their way through the NH legislature:

Senate Education Committee
Tuesday 03/01/2016
—–> 9:00 a.m. HB 301 establishing a committee to study New Hampshire’s statewide longitudinal data system and any other department of education maintained database that contains student level data. SUPPORT

—–>10:15 a.m. HB 1604-FN-A-LOCAL (Second New Title) relative to instructional methods to enable students to acquire and apply requisite knowledge and skills. 10:45 a.m. HB 471 (New Title) relative to the duties of school boards. <======REASONS TO OPPOSE
OPPOSE HB 471 as amended. This bill enables PACE. (COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS)

HB1604 (Facilitates Obama’s CBE/Outcome Based Education language)
SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2; Rep. Balcom, Hills. 21; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16

HB471 (Needs to be amended so schools have a real choice in testing, this could tie schools to the PACE (Outcome based Ed) assessment and fool you into thinking it offers school boards real choice)
SPONSORS: Rep. Cordelli, Carr 4; Rep. Murotake, Hills 32; Rep. Harris, Rock 9; Rep. LeBrun, Hills 32; Rep. Jones, Straf 24; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills 16; Rep. Seidel, Hills 28; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

HB1604 Amendment language to facilitate Outcome Based Education in New Hampshire. WARNING!

S 306 Must Be Stopped

by Anita Hoge

The challenge is on. Today, News With Views released my rebuttal to Michael Farris, HSLDA.

As everyone who has been following the federal legislation of Sen. Ted Cruz knows, that S 306 attached to Alexander’s and Kline’s Reauthorization of ESEA, called “Every Student Achieves Act”, will totally control all schools and all students in the United States. The impetus to strangle public schools and push accredited charter schools without elected boards is at a fever pitch.

Be sure that Senator Lee hears from us, too. He sponsored S 306. We won’t let him get off that easy. He along with Cruz and Farris are partners in THIS CHOICE charade.

This is a warning to private, religious, and homeschools. Learn the implications in S 306.

Do not support S 306 or any legislation that would use Title I portability for federal CHOICE.


TED CRUZ’S Proposed S 306: How Does It Work?

by Anita Hoge

His Scary Federal Education “Choice” as a Civil Right, His Fake Repeal of Common Core, and His Phony Support of Homeschools Revealed

PROBLEM: Ted Cruz forces Common Core onto every private, religious, and homeschool in his proposed S 306 with Federal Choice (which is NO choice at all).

Please read:

Supporters of Ted Cruz have been blinded by his words. Study what he has written. When one makes the comment, “…the first time that a private school takes a penny of federal money, those federal strings come along with the federal dollars (IDEA, Section 504, Title I, Title IX, etc.). It is those federal programs that force private schools to lose the very reason they are private,” it shows they have little insight into the entire agenda.

With S 306 a private school does NOT accept “federal dollars,” they accept the “federal child.” The money “follows the child.” When an ESA is packed full of government money in a scholarship or voucher, the word government is erased from the money when it is handed to the new school of choice that enrolled the federal child…it just becomes money that is transferred from parent to school…it’s about the child. So the real agenda totally escapes some. A private or religious school must accept the “federal child.” All federal kids have the availability to move to a new school. This is the Title I civil rights and eliminating the “zip code” issue that both Obama and Ted Cruz talk about.

But, ESSA is the federal monitoring machine that enforces “public school choice” accountability for the government’s investment. That ESA money pays for more than tuition to go to the school of your choice. It also pays for “direct student services” which follow and stick to the federal child with the money right into that private or religious school. Title I identifies the child to move to any school. IDEA identifies the child for psychobabble intervention services. This is what “follow the child” means. Common Core standards are for individual children that also “follow the child.” It’s the law of the land. It may not be legal, but the legislation was passed. Many people miss that control. That’s why the NCES state longitudinal data systems/data mining/data sharing/FERPA fiasco created the unique national ID…to monitor know, “follow the child” right into the workforce. Cruz supporters are blinded by their candidate. Read Pennsylvania Moratorium on Data:

What about homeschools? We didn’t see mention of that section of Cruz’s bill.

As far as all of the other candidates running for president, you believe that Cruz is the one who believes they will stick to the Constitution. I believe otherwise. You better read through ESSA and take better notes on the state sovereignty issue and then study what Cruz plans to do. No one has explained more precisely than Barack Obama and Ted Cruz what they will do to our Constitution. Cruz explains in S 306 how he plans to do that. No other candidate has been as clear as to what their motives truly are. Ted Cruz wrote it like he meant it. Control.

Other candidates have shown their willingness to do the same, just not so blatant: all governors know the agenda, so that eliminates Christy, Jebbie, Kasich. They are all part of the agenda. Fiorina is part of the data mining federal government machine. Rubio leans toward choice, vocational Ed and charters. Carson, supports choice. Trump same thing. But Common Core and Choice are buzz words. We have no idea what these last three will do to uphold the Constitution and protect our future as Americans. But if they knew about Cruz’s agenda, would they support the same thing?

I can tell you what I do know. I do know that S 306 was written by a traitor.
S 306 was written by an establishment insider. That insider is Ted Cruz.

Re-read the last few paragraphs of my small article on Ted Cruz again, again, and again. It’s hard to retract something as blatant as Ted Cruz’s openness to do away with Representative government and say he’s for the Constitution.

PS: Cruz just wrote a bill that gives DC scholarships to ALL children. What do you think of that? Is this the first pilot for per pupil expenditures with Title I portability in ESSA?

John Kasich, Rolling Over for the Feds, Obama

John Kasich
Rolling Over for the Feds, Obama

On education, on child and family privacy, and on standing at the constitutional line against federal intrusion, Gov. John Kasich has a poor record.

• Kasich is an unapologetic cheerleader for the low-quality, highly defective Common Core Standards pushed onto the states by President Obama. Among other defects:
o Common Core English standards dictate a severe reduction in classic literature in favor of dumbed-down “informational texts” and even fail to provide for the teaching of cursive writing.
o Common Core math locks children into a slowed-down progression that, by 8th grade puts them over a year behind their peers in high-performing countries. Furthermore, it fails to prepare them for studies in science, technology, engineering and math, and fails to prepare them for admission to competitive public and private universities.

• Kasich falsely argues that the Common Core Standards were “written by local school districts,” a statement that has been rightly criticized as incorrect.
o The official list of the Common Core Standards writers includes several testing company representatives and members of special interests groups. It does not, however, contain a single person from the state of Ohio.

• Rather than discussing the substance of the Common Core, Kasich’s response is to ridicule the large and active anti-Common Core grassroots operation in Ohio, even though only 26% of Ohio voters support Common Core.

• On the issue of student privacy, Kasich has exploited, not protected, students and families in Ohio. He created a $250 million fund to provide grants to various educational groups for the creation of the Straight A Fund. Unfortunately, the 350 school districts participating in the program are required to share extensive amounts of personally identifiable data. The Data Sharing Agreement offers no safeguards stating, “[the] School District may disclose Personally Identifiable Information from an Education Record of a student or parent without consent if the disclosure is to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions to improve instruction.”


Agreement for Sharing Data by and between the Ohio State University and Local School Board-

Chris Christie LIES!!!

We almost fell off our chairs when we heard Gov. Chris Christie say that Common Core has been eliminated in New Jersey. Does he think parents are complete idiots? It sure seems like it.

We have many examples of states and schools re-branding their “state and local” standards but upon closer examination, the standards pretty much mirror the Common Core standards. This is done as a way to fool parents into thinking the governors or superintendents listened to them.

This is what was done in Indiana under Governor Pence and in Manchester, NH under Superintendent Livingston. They tell parents who are angry and want superior standards that they’ve heard them but the final product shows that parents were patronized and ignored.

Now we have Governor Christie, during a national debate, trying to tell us that they eliminated Common Core in New Jersey? He’s again, playing parents like they are fools.

New Hampshire bureaucrats tell us that schools can use whatever standards they want but then the NH Dept. of Education forces them to use the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment. That’s like saying, you can choose any color car on the lot but when you walk out there, you notice they are all red.

What they say is meant to mislead you. But Governor Christie underestimated New Hampshire voters because we look past the political lies and jargon. No Governor Christie, under your tenure children have been subjected to inferior academic standards because you’ve failed to lead your state to quality education reform.

New Hampshire parents are looking for real leadership, not a follower of Obama education reforms.

Our suggestion? Go back to New Jersey and fix the mess you created. Stop trying to fool New Hampshire parents into thinking you’ve done anything to free up the public schools to use quality standards and tests.

If we can’t trust the candidate now, how can we trust them when they are elected?

For more information we encourage you to look at this:
Gov. Chris Christie’s curious plan to dump the Common Core — but keep the Core test

N.J. could keep nearly 85 percent of Common Core standards

Fact check: Is Common Core “eliminated” in New Jersey?

Chris Christie: ‘We Got Rid of Common Core in New Jersey’

NH Candidate for Governor Chris Sununu, Opposing Common Core

It’s great to see Governor candidates running in New Hampshire making sure voters know they oppose Common Core.

Governor Hassan has disappointed too many NH parents. She’s ignored teachers and hasn’t sit down to listen to her constituents.

It’s important that you let Executive Councilor Chris Sununu know you are grateful that he’s hearing the parents and teachers in New Hampshire.


WARNING: Local Control In Education At Risk in New Hampshire

WARNING: Is there an effort to eliminate local control and local school boards in New Hampshire?

Dear Friends:
We need you to mark your calendar for TUESDAY Nov.10th at 9am. We need you to attend a meeting at the Legislative Office Building rooms: 210-211. There is an important meeting with Marc Tucker and New Hampshire Legislators.

Marc Tucker has been a vocal supporter of eliminating local control and local school boards. He is also famous for writing the “Letter to Hillary Clinton” on November 1, 1992. In this letter he lays out a plan to overtake individual state sovereignty of education. He writes, “We think the great opportunity you have is to remold the entire American system for human resources development…” This has essentially become the blueprint for the redesigning of public education under the Obama Administration.

This new system will be the “cradle to grave” we heard about years ago. This is a seamless web government system, designed to manage human resources.
This new system for everyone would be coordinated by labor market boards at the local, state and federal levels where curriculum and job matching will be handled by counselors. The mission is to change public schools from teaching children knowledge through rich academic content to training them for jobs selected by workforce boards in a planned economy. Nothing in his plan focuses on teaching children to read.

Tucker’s plan calls for completely redesigning education into a “national public school system.” Following his plan involves bypassing elected officials who sit on local school boards or who serve in state legislatures. It involves building a database that was set up when New Hampshire received “stimulus funding.” This new date based was set up in order to collect data on students and their families.

Marc Tucker has been invited to speak with legislators on Nov. 10th. It is important for you to first research Marc Tucker and to contact your legislators to let them know that we still value local control in education that is focused on academic excellence for all children. Students can then select the path in life they want to take rather than have the Government lay out the plan for them in an education system that would still be plagued with illiteracy.

The Election Results Are In…..It’s NOT Good For Common Core

Rich Girard won a seat on the Manchester School board along with Lisa Freeman. Both are new to the board and outspoken critics of Common Core. They support parental rights and will challenge the status quo.
Parents in Manchester need to stay informed and keep speaking up!!

Doris Hohensee and Howard Coffman both won seats on the Nashua School board too. Doris has been a vocal activist fighting the Common Core reforms and supporting parental rights in NH. Coffman and Hohensee are new to the board and that is GREAT news for the students and parents in Nashua.

While many parents have pulled their kids out of the public schools over Common Core, we continue to encourage them to stay in the game. Keep fighting for a better education for all kids in your district and throughout New Hampshire.

Congratulations to these newest board members and those who were re-elected with the intention to serve the children INSTEAD OF THE BUREAUCRACY!!!!!