Earlier today Governor Chris Sununu nominated businessman and former legislator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Frank Edelblut, as Commissioner of Education. Current Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, announced she would step down effective January 30th.
In his press release Mr. Edelblut said,
“Our children are the future of our State and our country. We all want to see every student reach his or her full potential. We all want to see every student mature into productive and engaged citizens.
Education has a necessary aspect of preparing students for productive careers, but it is so much more than that. Education and educators that instill in our young people wonder and curiosity and a passion for learning and exploration is what will make them leaders into the 21st century.”
Mr. Edelblut has been critical of College and Career Readiness Standards (aka Common Core) and supportive of educational options including the tax-credit scholarship program and town tuitioning such as Croydon’s school choice initiative. He and his wife, Kathy, home educated their seven children.
His nomination must be approved by the Executive Council and could be on the agenda as soon as their February 1st meeting.
This is great news for school choice!