Martha Fuller Clark
This Saturday’s show:
Bachmann’s Bowing Out
Join Samantha on her first show of the New Year as she welcomes Boston.com’s Political Intelligence editor, Glen Johnson!
The two will break down the recent Iowa Caucus and prepare us for the New Hampshire primary!
- Will it be Romney on top again?
- Will Santorum pick up where Bachmann left off?
- Is Perry next to go?
Also joining the show: Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Martha Fuller Clark!
This is not your mother’s New Hampshire. Free Staters and ALEC are all having an impact on the state. Get the lowdown on how NH has changed, the tactics in use, and what it portends for other states and the country. Check this out…
In New Hampshire, Republican state legislators seem to believe education is no longer something they should require. Via ThinkProgress:
Today the GOP-controlled Senate passed HB 542, which effectively ends compulsory education for New Hampshire students. Their House colleagues approved the measure earlier last year.
No, seriously. It ends compulsory education, and it’s been passed by both houses of the Legislature? Really? Really. Here’s what it says.
IX-c. Require school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable. Such policy shall include a provision requiring the parent or legal guardian to notify the school principal or designee in writing of the specific material to which they object and a provision requiring an alternative agreed upon by the school district and the parent, at the parent’s expense, sufficient to enable the child to meet state requirements for education in the particular subject area. The name of the parent or legal guardian and any specific reasons disclosed to school officials for the objection to the material shall not be public information and shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.
As worded, any parent could object to the entire curriculum and substitute whatever they wanted instead, with no measurement or assessment or accountability for that “alternative material” requirement, which means compulsory education would be dead, dead, dead. Crooks and Liars, January 5, 2012