Cornerstone - Governor Hassan Vetoes Family Focused SB 101

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Today Governor Hassan vetoed SB101 prohibiting the department of education and the state board of education from implementing the common core standards in any school or school district in this state.

Parents showed up in large numbers to support SB101 giving numerous reasons why Common Core is not working in their local schools. 
SB101 was needed because there is still confusion in districts where parents are being told that their schools must adopt the standards or risk losing funding. It then becomes difficult for parents who want to lobby their elected school board members to use standards they feel are superior to Common Core.  SB101 would have helped parents move their local schools towards better quality academic standards.
The Veto by Governor Hassan misses another opportunity to stand with the parents in NH as they seek to make improvements to their local school districts.

Executive Director Bryan McCormack commented, "SB 101 was a common sense piece of legislation. It provided parents with the legal reference needed to make the choices they see as best for their children. It is sad that the Governor has ruled in favor of federal overreach and in opposition to parental choice."