“The double-standard voted into place today is insulting to education professionals across New Hampshire.”Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President
NEA-NH is disappointed but not surprised by the vote taken by the State Board of Education to adopt Commissioner Edleblut’s ‘Learn Everywhere’ rules.
“Today, the New Hampshire State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to no longer require state certification, student teaching, adherence to the state’s code of conduct or probationary periods to teach a high school class for a semester and award graduation credit,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “They instead will now rely solely on a vendor’s application describing their ‘demonstrated qualifications’ to grant them access to students and the ability to award credit that will appear on official student transcripts even if the standards set by the local school district have not been met.”
“After today’s vote, the dedicated teachers of our state are left wondering how such a complete lack of respect for what they went through to become educators can be incorporated into official rules sanctioned by the State Board of Education – the very body that defines and maintains their certification. The double-standard voted into place today is insulting to education professionals across New Hampshire.”
The SBOE today also ignored the overwhelming vote of both the House and Senate that confirmed ‘Learn Everywhere’ was an overreach by the Commissioner and is now fully working under the assumption that local control is a myth.