Advancing New Hampshire Public Education

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Advancing New Hampshire Public Education is a follow-on organization to Defending New Hampshire Public Education.  We track education bills in the Legislature here and discuss New Hampshire education policy broadly.

Our mission is to promote legislation and policies that improve New Hampshire public education  and oppose legislation we see as harmful.

Bill Duncan (waduncan AT is primarily responsible for the web site and the organization but draws in as many others as possible.  Bill was appointed to the New Hampshire State Board of Education on May 8, 2014.  Here is a short bio.  Bill Duncan’s posts represent his personal opinion and are not statements of SBOE policy.


  1. geauxteacher says:

    Welcome to a growing coalition of organizations and individuals fighting for public education. I represent both the Coalition for Louisiana Public Education (Facebook)and the national advocacy group Save Our Schools

    I encourage you to Like or Join both organizations and to seek support and advice from both. We here in Louisiana have already experienced much of the ALEC based legislation you are facing. Educators have won several court cases and against efforts to privatize since 2005 (hurricane Katrina) and are engaged in several more (currently against the constitutionality of our voucher and teacher eval bills). I look forward to your list of organizations supporting the cause. Lee Barrios, MEd, NBCT. Retired.

  2. We are fighting the battle in Texas as well. Actually, there are several organizations already here. The one I am involved with is Texas Kids Can’t Wait! We organized to advocate for equitable and adequate funding so that whether we win the current court battle or not, we can pressure the legislature to do the right thing for Texas kids! A whole generation of Texas kids have now gone through the K-12 years in under-funded and inequitably funded schools, all the while increasing expectations at every legislative session. About the time we started to work on this, the voucher threat arose, so we are spending time educating people about the threat of privatization as well. We welcome conversations to share and collaborate on effective strategies to preserve public education all over America!
    Bonnie Lesley Follow us on Twitter @txkidscantwait . Email us at . Perhaps together we can be a mighty force!

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