State education nominee Edelblut: 'I have no intention of dismantling public education'
CONCORD — Wilton entrepreneur Frank Edelblut, Gov. Chris Sununu’s nominee to lead the state Department of Education, tried to allay the fears of opponents in his confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Executive Council.
“I have no intention of dismantling public education, but I have every intention of helping the system move forward and offer a product that parents and educators want for our young people,” he said
Edelblut, who came within 800 votes of defeating Sununu in the GOP gubernatorial primary in September, was nominated by the governor to replace Virginia Barry as education commissioner. He could be confirmed as soon as today.
He spent much of the four-hour hearing answering questions on his credentials and personal philosophy of education.