Edelblut Confirmation Welcomed by Cornerstone Action

Cornerstone Action thanks the Executive Councilors who voted today to confirm Frank Edelblut of Wilton to be New Hampshire’s next Commissioner of Education.

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Board Member:

Frank Edelblut is committed to fostering academic excellence for all New Hampshire’s children. He understands that children are ill-served by a one-size-fits-all approach to education. He trusts parents to make wise decisions regarding their childrens’ education. He trusts local boards and teachers more than the federal government when it comes to making curriculum choices. All of this, plus his extensive administrative experience, make him an excellent choice for Education Commissioner. We look forward to his service to the people of New Hampshire.

His confirmation is especially gratifying after an Executive Council hearing where some of the questioning had nothing to do with education and instead veered off into religious beliefs and associations. There is no room in New Hampshire for religious litmus tests for any nominee to any office. Fortunately, a majority of Councilors still understand that.

Cornerstone Policy Research and its public action arm, Cornerstone Action, are non-profit non-partisan New Hampshire organizations dedicated to supporting New Hampshire families via research, education, and advocacy.