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NEA-NH Encourages School Funding Commission to be “Bold” and “Comprehensive”

NEA-NH president Megan Tuttle provided the following testimony to the School Funding Commission this afternoon: Good afternoon, my name is Megan Tuttle President of NEA-NH. Our union represents over 17,000 educators across our state in collective bargaining. In addition to negotiating and representing school staff and faculty we also provide our members high quality professional development and raise money for scholarships and basic needs for our students. Before I begin, I would like to thank each one of you for your service on this committee and to the legislators who

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Isn’t it Time You Stood Up For Our Public Schools, Commissioner?

The grant you submitted again today does still not address the basic charter school safeguards of transparency, opportunity and quality.  It takes money directly from our underfunded public-school system, and ties taxpayers to a generation of new expenses. We thank all those elected officials who continue to have the courage to stand up to you. We all believe education has the power to change lives. In fact, as a society we believe the value of an education is so great to the individual and the common good, that we all

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President’s Letter: Elections Matter – Be Heard

It’s been two years since the last “big” election. I think we all could have predicted that Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump would continue to undermine public education every chance they could – and they did. I think we all know that Commissioner Edelblut would do everything in his power to implement the Trump-DeVos agenda – and he did. I think we all hoped that Governor Sununu would be more moderate in his approach toward education. Instead, he showed just how devoted he was to the notion of dismantling public

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NEA-NH Recommends Cinde Warmington for District 2 Executive Council

CONCORD, NH – September 18, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Cinde Warmington for District 2 Executive Council today. “We’re confident Cinde’s experience uniquely prepares her to be a leader on the council in holding the governor and his education commissioner accountable during this critical time for educators during the pandemic,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “As Cinde says, we have seen for the last two years, that one vote is the difference between a Commissioner of Education who believes in public education, and one who seeks to

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NEA-NH Recommends Jenn Alford-Teaster in Senate District 8

CONCORD, NH – September 16, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Jenn Alford-Teaster for State Senate District 8 today. “At a time of great uncertainty for families and students, we need a strong advocate for public education like Jenn Alford-Teaster in the New Hampshire Senate,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “We’re confident that Jenn will fight to make sure we support our students and property tax payers when it comes to education funding.” “The voters of District 8 need someone who understands the needs of our schools, and

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NEA-NH Congratulates Senator Feltes on Primary Win; Andru Volinsky on Hard Fought Race and Dedication to Public Education

NEA-NH congratulates Senator Dan Feltes on his victory in yesterday’s Democratic primary for Governor.  We look forward to working with him during the coming weeks to make sure he becomes the next Governor of New Hampshire. Andru Volinsky ran a strong campaign that helped highlight many of the issues our public schools face every day. NEA-NH thanks Councilor Volinsky for spending more than 30 years fighting for safe schools, adequate and fair school funding, and insisting that the state meet its obligation to provide all students with access to quality

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NEA-NH Recommends Sue Prentiss in Senate District 5

CONCORD, NH – September 3, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Sue Prentiss for State Senate District 5 today. “Sue’s background and experience uniquely qualifies her to be a tremendous advocate for the students and educators of our state,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “As a paramedic, former mayor, and former state EMS Chief, she will be ready to address the critical public health issues our public schools need during this global pandemic.” In addition to the effects of COVID-19 on our school system, fixing our broken education

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NEA-NH Recommends Whitley For Senate District 15

CONCORD, NH – August 26, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Becky Whitley for Senate District 15 today. “Becky has been a tireless advocate for children and educators, committed to social justice and public service,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “She has the expertise and tenacity to be the strong force for public education our students need in the senate.” NEA-NH will be working over the coming days to engage with the hundreds of its members across Senate District 15 about this recommendation and its importance of

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NEA-NH Recommends Deaglan McEachern for State Senate

August 17, 2020 – Concord, NH – NEA-NH announced their support for Deaglan McEachern for State Senate District 21 today. “Deaglan is committed to the goal that every student has an equal opportunity for success and can thrive regardless of their background or what zip code they live in our state,” said Megan Tuttle, president of NEA-NH. The pro-public education majority in the state senate this term delivered the largest increase in public education funding in nearly 20 years and will be a critical component to ensuring that we continue

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NEA-NH Renews Call for Remote Learning Until October as COVID-19 Case Confirmed in NH School District

Students and educators have been left to deal with Governor Sununu’s failed leadership on safely reopening our schools. We have continuously maintained that schools should open, but only if they can open safely. This past Monday, consistent with our Principles for Reopening, NEA-NH called for remote learning until October as the safest and least disruptive method to restart education in a pandemic. With any in-person learning it is not a question of keeping the virus out; it is a question of how much virus will you allow in before you

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