PRESS RELEASE: Gatsas Campaign Responds to Sununu Dismissing Concerns About Common Core Supporting Education Commissioner
MANCHESTER, NH – Gatsas for Governor campaign manager Nate Lamb today issued the following statement today responding to the Sununu Campaign dismissing concerns about the Councilor’s vote for Common Core advocate Virginia Barry as New Hampshire Education Commissioner. Yesterday, Ted Gatsas criticized the Superior Court ruling that the Croydon School Board cannot send its students to the school of their choosing using public funds and called for the resignation of Commissioner Barry. Sununu Campaign spokesman David Abrams responded to Gatsas’ call for Barry to resign by saying that he was “grasping at straws.”:
“It’s disappointing that the Sununu Campaign would join with Democrats in dismissing serious concerns about the Croydon decision and Governor Maggie Hassan’s pro-Common Core Education Commissioner Virginia Barry. Councilor Sununu has had several opportunities during his six years in office to fight against Governor Hassan’s pro-Common Core and anti-school choice nominations for the State Board of Education and for Commissioner of Education. Instead of fighting for New Hampshire families and local control, he folded like a cheap suit under pressure from Democrats and voted for these radical nominees. This is another reminder that Councilor Sununu’s hollow words don’t match his actions in Concord.
“New Hampshire needs a governor who will fight for school choice instead of an unprincipled politician who says one thing and does another.”