“No one will fight for education harder than me!” -Valerie McDonnell

Valerie supports parents’ rights to be involved in their children’s education, will further the accessibility of Education Freedom Accounts (EFA), and will promote Career and Technical Education (CTE). She opposes Critical Race Theory (CRT) and The 1619 Project.


New Hampshire high schools need to require civics courses, not just exams. Students in Salem have hardly any exposure to civics at all. As a result, people 18-25 are least likely to vote, although eligible. This demonstrates that our students are not being taught how to be informed citizens. This needs to change.

Valerie was honored to win the Susan Buxton Memorial Award, the Joseph E. Caouette Memorial Award, and Salem High School’s Excellence in Public Speaking Award as a result of winning American Legion’s Oratorical Contest about the Constitution.

Divisive Concepts

Critical Race Theory should never be taught. Students are impressionable to self-loathing and internalize the pain of being called “inherently racist.” Don’t be fooled when this highly-racist topic is disguised as “anti-racism legislation.” In reality, this doctrine encourages students to be at odds with each other and to live in a segregated society. Furthermore, The 1619 Project teaches students to hate America. How can we raise patriots, if they believe America was “plagued” from the start? Neither of these legislations should be taught because our kids deserve better!

Valerie McDonnell is very knowledgeable about civics. She placed first in American Legion’s New Hampshire Oratorical contest, where she competed against other teens in preparing and giving speeches about the Constitution.

School Vouchers

Private schools are independent of the government allowing them to provide specialized education tailored to the needs of each individual student. However, tuition is too expensive for many Granite State families to afford. This economic bind forces students into public schools, rips the decision of school choice away from parents, and places the child’s educational future in the hands of administrators who do not know the needs of the child.

A newspaper depicting Valerie’s first-place win.