Letter: A matter of perception

Published: 3/17/2023 7:00:08 AM

It’s been interesting to watch our governor as he is out and about testing the waters for a presidential run. During the few interviews I’ve watched he comes across as an earnest, affable, eager suitor, talking a mile a minute as he engages his interviewer. His approach is a welcome breath of fresh air. If Chris Sununu becomes a candidate, journalists must focus on his tenure as governor, especially his legislative work arounds in last year’s budget and the people he has in place to carry out his education agenda.

Commissioner Frank Edelblut and Chairman of the NH Board of Education Drew Cline are responsible for redirecting education funds to a very contentious school voucher program. For years New Hampshire has underfunded our public K-12 schools, our state colleges and universities. Its percent of financial contribution ranks among the lowest in the nation. The school voucher program is just one example of the questionable policies coming from the state Department of Education. Commissioner Edelblut and Chairman Cline have been in charge since 2017. Their terms continue until 2025. Actions speak louder than words.

Kathleen Rooney



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