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Tuesday
May062014

NH Center For Innovative Schools - Governor nominates alarming figure to State Board of Education

 

Self described political activist with history of alarming rhetoric, parents feel betrayed.

Governor Hassan has chosen to nominate what can only be described as a deeply cynical choice to join the State Board of Education.

 

The nominee in question, William A. Duncan of New Castle, is a self described "political activist", with a history of alarming rhetoric regarding public charter schools. Mr. Duncan was instrumental in leading the effort against increased funding for public charter schools in the legislature this session (HB435).

 

The governor has been thought of as a charter school supporter in the past but her decision to entrust the care of these public schools to a man with such openly hostile views is a betrayal. The State Board of Education is a place for many opinions but it is unreasonable to appoint someone who exhibits such a clear bias against these public schools.

 

A vote is expected on the nomination as early as this Thursday.

 

Examples of this rhetoric include:

"Charter schools are a political statement not an educational improvement". Source: http://anhpe.org/2013/07/05/charter-schools-are-a-political-statement-not-and-educational-improvement/

 

"I always consider policy discussions about privatization - proposals to dismantle public education and replace it with charters, vouchers and home schools  - a distraction..." Source: http://nhlabornews.com/tag/bill-duncan

 

"You see the national education reform debate and it looks like an existential threat to public education...They'll keep the public schools open for the hardest to educate kids. And they are building separate charter and voucher systems for what they consider the most desirable kids. Source: 5/13/13 speech to NH superintendents 

 

About NHCIS
The NH Center for Innovative Schools is a NH registered non-profit whose members are committed to quality public options for all children. We offer assistance to all New Hampshire charter schools and groups wanting to learn more about these innovative programs. Our services are free, we do not charge or accept payment for our assistance.
Monday
May052014

CEI Today: Pesticides & honeybees, ethanol & liberals, ten thousand commandments, and more 

Monday, May 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

HONEYBEES & PESTICIDES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

Openmarket.org: Regulate-First-Think-Later Approach to Harm Honeybees
 

European bureaucrats placed a two-year ban on a class of pesticides in the name of “protecting honeybees” when in fact, as one EU official recently admitted, they didn’t have evidence that the chemicals present a serious threat to honeybee health. It’s a case of “regulate first, think later.”  That’s not only dumb; it’s dangerous, because it threatens farmers’ ability to provide affordable food and may harm honeybees rather than help them. > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

LIBERALS & ETHANOL - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Left Wing Energy Ads Are Addicted to Unseemly Jingoism

Americans United for Change, a liberal group that seeks to “create a groundswell for a return to the traditional progressive values that have defined America,” plastered the airwaves during this Sunday morning’s political talk shows with a jingoistic ad that tries to tar opposition to ethanol by linking it to Saudi Arabia

 

For the life of me, I can’t imagine why any self-proclaimed “progressive” group would back ethanol, a motor fuel manufactured from corn that increases the price of food and gasoline. Bluntly put, support for ethanol is regressive.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 


CEI Podcast for April 29, 2014: Ten Thousand Commandments

The 2014 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State is out now. Author Wayne Crews discusses the study, the need for government transparency, and the urgency of reform.

 

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Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Tune in this Saturday, May 3rd to Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour with guests, Wayne Crews & Michael Mandel on the federal regulatory burden & ideas for improvement!

Forbes.com: How to Ease the Crushing Costs of Federal Regulations

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Sunday
May042014

Heritage - The Foundry's Top 5: 7 MARIJUANA MYTHS DEBUNKED

Sunday
May042014

Testerman For US Senate - May 9 - Town Hall 

Black StripesSaturday, May 3, 2014
 
Greetings! 

Announcing Special Guest Speaker:

Karen Testerman

for US Senate

Mark Your Calendar  Meet Karen Testerman
US Senate Candidate

St Anselm Town Hall Meeting

NH INSTITUTE FOR POLITICS
St. Anselm College
Manchester, NH

May 9, 2014

Registration at 2:30 PM
Meeting at 3:00 PM

 

Follow Karen's Campaign on:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KarenTesterman

Twitter@KarenTesterman

Website:https://TestermanforSenate.com 

 

Read Karen's Bio Here

Saturday
May032014

CEI Today: Leaving the SEIU, EPA carbon pollution rule, and the $1.8 trillion regulatory burden 

Friday, May 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

LEAVING THE SEIU - IVAN OSORIO

 

Openmarket.org: Finally Free to Leave SEIU, Michigan Home Care Workers Do Exactly That
 

A union-friendly administration created a state body to pose as the “employer” of home care workers receiving state assistance, and then conducted a stealth organizing campaign by mail. Unsurprisingly, many home care workers in Michigan were unhappy about having their assistance payments suddenly reduced because of dues payments to which they never consented. So when they could finally exit, they did. As a result, SEIU Healthcare Michigan’s membership dropped from 55,000 in 2012 to under 11,000 the next year.

But Michigan
isn’t the only state where government employee unions have tried to expand the definition of “public employee” to include service providers who receive state assistance. > Read more


> Interview Ivan Osorio

 

EPA CARBON POLLUTION RULE - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Carbon Pollution Rule: New Way to Skin the Cat — or Same Old, Same Old?

May 9 is the rapidly approaching deadline for filing comments on the EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rule. The recycled Carbon Pollution Rule is still a fuel-switching mandate, although not as overtly so. With a little editing, EPA can turn the “carbon pollution” rule into the legal framework for cap-and-trade. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

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REPORT ON REGULATORY BURDEN - WAYNE CREWS

 

Federal Regulations Take $1.8 Trillion Bite Out of Economy

This week, CEI released its annual Ten Thousand Commandments report on the size and scope of federal regulations. Federal regulations took a $1.863 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2013. > View the report
 

> Interview Wayne Crews

> Follow Wayne Crews on Twitter
 

 


CEI Podcast for April 29, 2014: Ten Thousand Commandments

The 2014 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State is out now. Author Wayne Crews discusses the study, the need for government transparency, and the urgency of reform.

 

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Tune in this Saturday, May 3rd to Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour with guests, Wayne Crews & Michael Mandel on the federal regulatory burden & ideas for improvement!

Forbes.com: How to Ease the Crushing Costs of Federal Regulations

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State