Learn anywhere but here: Education lobby wants money, not ideas
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New Hampshire school boards and teachers’ unions can’t have it both ways. They can’t, on the one hand, insist that state government is in charge of “equal education opportunity” for all and therefore must pay for it, but then cry foul when the state board of education attempts to use innovation to offer more opportunities for education.
Last week, the state board backed up Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut (and Gov. Chris Sununu) in endorsing a “Learn Everywhere” initiative that promises to provide true educational opportunity and credit in non-traditional settings.