Letters to the Seacoast Media papers and the Union Leader express varying opinions about New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.
Concord Monitor: Voucher bill probably to be retained over the summer and state employees oppose DOE reorganization
The Monitor provides background on the lack of sufficient Republican support for the ambitious voucher bill and reports that the State Employee Association has weighed in heavily against Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan.
Amendments would give Commissioner some latitude, but would look at DOE structure in depth over the summer
The Concord Monitor reported on two amendments proposed by Senator David Watters (Dover), one of which creates a committee to study the structure of the Department of Education. Here’s an excerpt of the article:
The Portsmouth Herald, Foster’s and the other Seacoast papers highlighted Commissioner Edelblut’s positions on climate change and vouchers to caution readers that big changes are happening in New Hampshire public education and people should, “Speak up now. The action in the Legislature is moving fast.”
The Union Leader reported on yesterday’s Senate Education Committee meeting yesterday, where they announced a public hearing on the amendment to restructure the Department of Education:
According to the Union Leader, Senator David Watters (Dover) plans to introduce an amendment that would potentially create a study committee to reorganize the Department of Education. Senator Watters’ amendment would replace the amendment proposed by Senator John Reagan (Deerfield) last week, which would have given Commissioner Frank Edelblut substantially […]
The Union Leader, in its lead editorial today urged the legislature to reconsider Senator John Reagan’s (R-Deerfield) amendment to restructure the Department of Education:
The Senate Education Committee has set April 25 (probably 9:00 AM) for a public hearing on Education Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan. WMUR reporter John DiStaso details the competing proposals.
Senator John Reagan proposed an amendment on April 11th in the Senate Education Committee, that would substantially increase the authority and power of the Office of the Commissioner of Education. The amendment was an addition to HB 356, an unrelated bill (which creates a legislative study committee on the education funding formula) […]
The Union Leader featured an article on the amendment to HB 356, which would restructure the Department of Education: