Voicing strong support for the Common Core standards and high expectations for our students, Governor Hassan today vetoed SB 101, saying
“…allowing it to become law would have real and lasting consequences to New Hampshire’s economic competitiveness by sending a damaging signal that our state is not committed to the education standards necessary to prepare a 21st century workforce.
….there is no need to pass a law exempting districts from compliance. School districts are already well aware that they have such a choice.
….Common Core has the support of educators and businesses, and of Republicans and Democrats. As this bill has no practical impact, its purpose appears to be that of sending a message, and it is the wrong message.”
Read Governor Hassan’s full message here.