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Is New Hampshire About to Make a Big Mistake On New Science Standards Next?

The New Hampshire Board of Ed is starting the process of adopting new Science Standards. How convenient since the new National Science Standards (think Common Core of Science) are next on the list of standards the Feds are pushing states to adopt.

The Next Generation Standards have many problems but that doesn’t seem to bother Governor Hassan in this report from her STEM Commission.

Her hand-picked commission recommends the dumbed down science standards for New Hampshire public schools. So in addition to the controversial dumbed down Math and English Standards our kids are dealing with, it looks like they are about to embark on pushing the NGSS in the next step towards fulfilling Obama’s redesign aspirations.

As you scan through the document put out by the task force, go ahead and look to see if you note any reference to the California Science Standards. The old California Science Standards (from 2000 – 2010) were written by a commission headed by the Nobel prize winner Glen Seaborg and were generally regarded as the best in the country.

Another interesting part of the report is the lack of information on the Common Core Math Standards and how they do not prepare students for programs in the STEM field. YES that’s right, the STEM task force missed the biggest problem with the Common Core math standards.

How does a Governor who says she’s concerned about making sure students have access to STEM education continue to use Common Core math standards that do not prepare students for STEM programs and now recommends the Next Generation Standards that do not include high school chemistry standards?

Is this the best she can do for NH students? We bet the kids attending elite private schools expect better for their students.

It looks like this task force had a predetermined out come and became part of the game many bureaucrats and educators play. Go through the motions and lead everyone to believe that the process was one where the individuals involved would do their best to look at all information before making a recommendation.

First they ignore the glaring problems with the Common Core Math Standards and then there is no reference to the old California Science Standards as the benchmark.

As Governor Hassan continues to facilitate the Obama agenda of redesigning NH public schools into a dumbed down workforce training model, one should note the process they are going through to reach what looks like a pre-determined outcome.

Next the NH BoE to go through the motions to adopt new science standards for NH public schools. Let’s make a prediction now; the NH BoE will come to the conclusion that New Hampshire should adopt the dumbed down Next Generation Science Standards too.

If you like to gamble, let’s just say this is a pretty safe bet.

WARNING PARENTS: STOP the POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SCIENCE STANDARDS in New Hampshire

WARNING TO PARENTS

IF you think it’s bad now, LOOK OUT. We’ve received word that the NH Board of Ed (appointed Board of political cronies… NOT elected by the people) either adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (in secret) or are on their way to formalizing the national SCIENCE STANDARDS in New Hampshire.

If you think the Math and English Common Core standards were bad, the Science standards are WORSE.

IF you want a quality education for your children, you have GOT to speak up.

Here are some articles to read on The Next Generation Science Standards:

1) http://nepc.colorado.edu/blog/chemtchr-science-teachers-view-backward-engineered-common-core-science-standards

2) http://www.edexcellencemedia.net/publications/2013/20130204-Science-Standards-Draft-II/Science-Standards-Draft-II.pdf

3) http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/educate/july13/next-generation-science-standards-common-core-incognito.html

4) http://etcjournal.com/2013/01/22/next-generation-science-standards-fall-flat/

TAKE ACTION

Write the New Hampshire Board of Education and tell them NO on Next Generation Standards!
We do NOT want another set of Common Core Science Standards.
WE expect New Hampshire to use the BEST academic standards.

Tell them they NEED to have PUBLIC HEARINGS and to STOP denying the public to weigh in on these standards.

We do NOT want POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SCIENCE STANDARDS in New Hampshire

NH Board of Education

TomRaffio@nedelta.com
hhonorow@barrylawoffice.com
gobuild@together.net
chags@comcast.net
rousemma@gmail.com
waduncan@gmail.com
ggroleau@nhbb.com

Send a copy to Governor Hassan:
http://business.nh.gov/NHGovernor/comments.asp

And a copy to the House Education Committee:
HouseEducationCommittee@leg.state.nh.us

And a copy to the Senate Education Committee:
john.reagan111@gmail.com
david.watters@leg.state.nh.us
nancy.stiles@leg.state.nh.us
Kevin.Avard@leg.state.nh.us
molly.kelly@leg.state.nh.us

WARNING NH: Governor Hassan is about to dumb down Science Education

Dumbing down Math and English wasn’t enough for Governor Hassan and the NH Board of Education.  They are now on the verge of dumbing down the science education in our public schools too.

Governor Hassan put together a Committee to advise her on STEM education.  This committee was set up to simply hand her directions to adopt the NATIONAL Next Generation (Think Common Core for Science) Science Standards.

Not only is she FOLLOWING the Obama Administration that is forcing dumbed down Common Core Standards on our children and schools, she is going to push through (and we expect the NH BOE to rubber stamp this one) the Next Generation Science Standards.

IT is CRITICAL that you read through the following information.  Make sure you educate yourself again on WHY this is NOT good for our children and OUR schools.

Then we urge you to contact Governor Hassan and the members of the Board of Education and tell them to STOP pushing dumbed down standards on our kids.

IT’s time for Governor Hassan to DO HER JOB and develop QUALITY state standards that put our children and our schools FIRST.
Email Governor Hassan: http://www4.egov.nh.gov/nhgovernor/comments.asp
Email NH Board of Education: http://education.nh.gov/state_board/membership.htm
Send a copy to the Members of the House: HReps@leg.state.nh.us
Send a copy to your State Senator: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/members/senate_roster.aspx

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