Ann Marie Banfield: The protections New Hampshire put in place to protect children’s privacy are at risk of being removed for testing vendors’ convenience.
The Attorney General should call a halt to educational data mining activities, and force compliance with all privacy laws for the protection of our children in New Hampshire.
Ann Marie Banfield: Parents want to know that their children can compute math problems.They are not sending their children to school for mental health evaluations, especially without parental knowledge or consent.
The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.
Ann Marie Banfield wrote an excellent letter to her local school board in Bedford, NH about the Next Generation Science Standards that can be a model.
New Hampshire Senate voted 14 to 9 to pass SB 44 a bill that would prohibit state education leaders from requiring Common Core’s implementation in schools.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
Anti-Common Core candidates saw several victories in Governor races, state school chief races, school board races, and in state legislatures.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 323 into law which allows individual school districts replace Smarter Balanced with the College Board’s SAT.
Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH) vetoed SB 101, a bill that would have prohibited the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.