Guest Column: Not All Teachers Are Supportive Of The New Common Core Standards In NH

Guest Column: Not All Teachers Are Supportive Of The New Common Core Standards In NH

Editor’s Note: The Common Core has been discussed at great length by many different people.  Everyone has their own opinion on the new CCSS.  The NHLN has taken the position that CCSS is good but not without faults.  L Graykin submitted this Op/Ed to the NHLN as a way to show that not all teachers agree with the way that CCSS is being unrolled.   The views of Mr Graykin in no way reflect the news of the NHLN and are intended to provide more background and explain some of the opposition to the CCSS in hopes that we can … Continue reading

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Feb. 11th Is Your Chance To Help Raise The Minimum Wage In NH

Feb. 11th Is Your Chance To Help Raise The Minimum Wage In NH

The fight over raising the minimum wage is heating up.  During President Obama’s State of the Union address he announced that he would use an executive order to mandate that all government contractors pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.  This falls in line with the $10.10 per hour proposal that the President and Democrats have been pushing for months. During the State of the Union called for more local legislation to push for a higher minimum wage since Congress in unable to pass the proposed increase. “Tonight, I ask more of America’s business leaders to follow John’s lead … Continue reading

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NH Union Leader’s Demands Lead Manchester Newspaper Guild To Launch A ‘Byline Strike’

NH Union Leader's Demands Lead Manchester Newspaper Guild To Launch A 'Byline Strike'

Fighting back against “the worst contract proposal ever seen,” the Manchester Guild mobilization committee is launching a byline strike effective Wednesday. “We need to push back to get a better offer. To alert the publisher to our unity and strength, and to get the attention of the public, the local is asking all reporters and photographers to withhold their bylines and credit lines beginning with the editions of Wednesday, Feb. 5 (to coincide with bargaining), continuing through the editions of Saturday, Feb. 15.,” the committee says in an email to members. Local officers subsequently described the contract proposal in more … Continue reading

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Need for Disclosure In NH Politics: NH Is Not For Sale

When it comes to public companies, disclosure is an important word. We require publicly traded companies to reveal information that is material to those who would invest their money in them. Disclosure is certainly not perfect in corporate America, but it is improving.  Unfortunately, the standard of disclosure is still woefully lacking when it comes […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Federal Contractors Get Raise, NH Pushes Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Granite State Rumblings: Federal Contractors Get Raise, NH Pushes Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Just hours before the President delivered his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that President Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. The action will cover all workers employed under future government contracts, ensuring that none is paid less than $10.10 an hour. In a fact sheet announcing the action, the White House highlighted several occupations that will be helped by the move, including kitchen and laundry workers on military bases, as well as janitors at federal buildings and construction workers at government building sites. Then, in … Continue reading

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UNH: Sports Complex

UNH faces tough questions over $20M ‘investment’ in sports complex Staff Report Artist’s rendering of sports complex/stadium  CONCORD — Gov. Maggie Hassan and top Republican lawmakers are questioning the University of New Hampshire’s plan to use $20 million in cash reserves to fund a new $25 million athletic complex at the current Cowell football stadium. […]

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2-3-14 AFT-NH Legislative Update And Bills To Watch This Week

It seemed to be a long week with not much accomplished at the State House. The House is still working its way through retained bills from the 2013 session, while the Senate held its first full session on their 2014 bills. The positive note of the week is that the Senate defeated SB 217 the right to work for less this week by a vote of 13 to 11. AFT-NH thanks all the senators who stood with us. The Senate Health, Education and Human Services committee held a hearing on SB 322: relative to the renomination of teachers. This bill … Continue reading

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NH Congressional Reps Should Not Have Voted For The Farm Bill That Hurts NH’s Hungry Children

NH Congressional Reps Should Not Have Voted For The Farm Bill That Hurts NH's Hungry Children

As the curator of the NH Labor News social media accounts I get a very deep, inside look at how people think about the issues taken up by the NHLN.  Usually I get attacked from the right by anti-union, right-wing zealots who tell me that I just do not understand economics, etc.  I am well versed in my responses to them. This week I was very surprised when I was hearing outrage from the left, over the passage of the Farm Bill.  For those who do not know about this particular bill, it is full of subsidies for farmers and … Continue reading

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Not Superb Owls

So as not to violate the trademark, Stephen Colbert had a series of programs this week about the Superb Owls. The Capitol team did not, of course, come up. Perhaps they should change their name to improve their luck.

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Are ‘School Vouchers’ Being Used To Teach Anti-Union Propaganda?

Are 'School Vouchers' Being Used To Teach Anti-Union Propaganda?

History has always been on of my favorite subjects – and as Edmond Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” What if the history you were being taught differed from what really happened?  That is exactly what is happening inside the book “America Land I Love”. This book is written for eight graders but the inaccuracies in the book are astounding.  I will start with an easy one. Yes, the title of the chapter is the ‘Rise of Big Government’.  Did you also see what the subchapter title was?  That‘s right, it is called the … Continue reading

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