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House stands behind new education standards, votes down five attempts to cancel or delay Common Core – Landrigan, Nashua Telegraph

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Landrigan captured this essence of the debate in his Nashua Telegraph piece about the Common Core votes yesterday:

CONCORD – The House of Representatives gave a full vote of confidence to the Common Core standards for public schools Wednesday, rejecting five bills to eliminate, delay or impose new restrictions on it.

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“Termination of all this effort and activity would be nothing short of chaotic for our students, teachers and administrators,” said House Education Committee Chairman Mary Stuart Gile, D-Concord.

Program supporters said much of the opposition is driven not by objective thought, but a political agenda against the federal Department of Education that has given states grants to work on Common Core standards.

“There is a large gap between legitimate inquiry and ideological defiance,” said Rep. Mel Myler, D-Hopkinton.

see the whole report at House stands behind new education standards, votes down five attempts to cancel or delay Common – NashuaTelegraph.com.

 


3 Comments

  1. Jane says:

    Democrats continue to dismantle public education at an alarming pace. Is it any wonder why we want the government out? They have no right to impose this nutty stuff on our kids.

  2. Jane says:

    “Last month, the Nashua Teachers Union called on the New Hampshire Education Department to let Nashua opt out of this program, as local teachers found it confusing and not age-appropriate for their students.” No kidding.. not to mention wacky political indoctrination embedded into the program. I’ll bet Duncan is too weak and is too chicken to post these comments however..

    • Bill Duncan says:

      I’m sure you must have seen my comment on the Nashua teachers’ letter, Jane.

      Basically, the Nashua teacher are saying they think the test is too hard. But, of course, that’s the whole point: CCSS is higher standards.

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