To The Daily Sun,
I would like to respond to a recent letter to The Granite State News (Wolfeboro) sent by candidate Paul Punterieri, who is running to represent the towns of Moultonborough, Tuftonboro and Sandwich in the N.H. state House. He sounded very confused about what he supports and opposes, and especially since he mentioned Carroll County incumbent Glenn Cordelli in a misleading way.
First of all, not everything is "the Koch Bros fault." Cordelli is merely responding to the concerns of parents and teachers like me, who see that outside interference is destroying real education, and people who feel their education tax dollars are not being spent the way they would wish. That is "local control," and that is what Cordelli currently is, and has been fighting for, all along.
What is not "local control"? Currently, public education is not under "local control" because federal and state government and many outside groups such as foundations and other NGOs have unconstitutionally interfered. For example, Common Core, with its blatant social justice political agenda, with its convoluted academics, or worse yet, the philosophy that less academics is more, like every other similar "fad" in education that came before it, was never the choice of the taxpayers. So how ironic is it when a New York City transplant such as Mr. Puntertieri, who himself had the benefit of a private education, says he "...will oppose any effort to dismantle our public education system. I will reject outside groups that try to inject their ideology into our local government and school systems. I will fully support our locally-controlled public schools"? I would have to say he is either confused about his facts, or just not being quite honest with you.
To support the current state of education, a system which is being completely run by outsiders, is to completely and utterly reject any sort of "local control."
Don't listen to the doublespeak. All one needs to do is look up "World Core Curriculum" and read the first four links that appear, and one can educate himself or herself on the origins of Common Core. After reading about it, I hope all would reject any more perfidious nonsense that candidate Punterieri spews about his "defense" of local control and his attack on incumbent Glenn Cordelli, who has been fighting to keep "outside groups" out of our educational system.
Finally, according to Punterieri's latest blog posts to "Moultonborough Speaks," this candidate doesn't think people should be allowed to file legal 91-A (Right to Know) requests. Is this the kind of person Moultonborough, Tuftonboro and Sandwich wants in the state House, watching out for the "people" in the spirit of transparency of government? We think not.
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