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May 9, 2014

Education board confirmation draws criticism

Charter school advocates voice concerns

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Hassan praised Duncan’s confirmation as did state Board of Education Chairman Thomas Raffio, who said the software company founder’s business experience and knowledge of educational issues would be an asset to the board.

Hassan lauded Duncan for those qualities as well.

“Bill Duncan is a veteran and an accomplished businessman who understands the importance of a strong public education system for New Hampshire’s people and economy,” she said in a statement. “He knows that the people of our state value our strong public schools, and he has consistently fought to improve our education system in order to better prepare our students for good jobs and successful careers.

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