Concord, NH – August 2, 2022 – NEA-NH announced their recommendation of Dr. Tom Sherman for Governor today during their annual Summer Leadership Week event.
“Now more than ever, New Hampshire needs a Governor who will fight for students and educators. A leader who will support policies that ensure each child, regardless of who they are, has a chance to get a high-quality public education. NEA-NH believes that person is Dr. Tom Sherman,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “As governor, Tom Sherman will listen to the voices of educators, not attack them, and support a robust public education that makes sure our children are prepared to succeed in the future.”
Speakers at the event noted that Governor Sununu hired Frank Edelblut to be Education Commissioner despite having no background or interest in public education. He backed and cheered Commissioner Edelblut’s efforts to continually destabilize a nationally top ranked model for public education in America – then gave him a raise and renewed his job for four more years.
“If we’re serious about making sure our kids are ready for the future, then we better be serious about who is leading the state’s department of education,” said Molly Horn, a science teacher from Franklin.
Because of his unfailing support for Commissioner Edelblut, it is clear public-school students, educators and their families cannot trust Governor Sununu to support and defend public education.
NEA-New Hampshire is the largest union of public employees in the state. Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857. Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public-school employees, and to promote lifelong learning, remains true after more than 168 years. Our members are public school employees in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, staff and instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.