Category: All the Rest

Family Profile: Homeschool Successes

Education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Educational options, particularly homeschooling, allow families to customize education to fit each child’s individual needs. As part of our occasional Family Profile series, we asked New Hampshire home-educating families to share their success stories with us. We set no parameters or guidelines. What we received is nothing short of Read More

Family Profile: Home Educating a Child with Special Needs

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children whose lives are impacted by educational opportunities. We recently asked home educating families to send us their stories – what makes homeschooling important to them and how it impacts their lives. Today’s profile is about a homeschooling family with a son who has Read More

Parents Disrespected by BOE

The state Board of Education held their most recent meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The agenda always allows public comment and states Board members will only ask clarifying questions but will not provide feedback. This day several parents signed up to speak. Nonetheless Chairman Tom Raffio was repeatedly rude, condescending, and disrespectful towards parents. Read More

Rep Thinks Parents Are Unqualified

We routinely send our analysis and recommendations to all NH Representatives and Senators before their votes. Last weekend one legislator, Representative John Mann from Alstead, replied saying that in general parents are too uninformed and disengaged to direct their children’s education. Below is his email to us and our response. March 18, 2017 I beg to Read More

Edelblut Nominated for DOE Commissioner

Earlier today Governor Chris Sununu nominated businessman and former legislator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Frank Edelblut, as Commissioner of Education. Current Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, announced she would step down effective January 30th. In his press release Mr. Edelblut said,  “Our children are the future of our State and our country. We all want to Read More

Vetting Candidates

In a few short weeks NH residents will select a governor, five executive council members, 24 state senators, and 400 state representatives who will have decision-making authority on education policies and state agency members for the next two years. The outcome will greatly impact our children’s education and schools for years to come. Below is Read More

Support Croydon

Croydon needs our help to continue to defend their school choice program that recognizes that parents, not the state, know what is best for their children’s educational needs. Over a seven-year period, the Croydon School District developed a school choice program that enables families to select from several schools in the region, including some private Read More

Celebrating Milton Friedman

Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman is widely considered the Father of School Choice. He advocated for empowering children to attend schools outside their zip-code assigned districts that are largely based on their parents’ incomes. This was a revolutionary idea at the time. Dr. Friedman believed market-place competition drives schools to improve and innovate which benefits Read More

K-12 Scholarships in NH

Students have one chance at their K through 12 school experience and the Children Scholarship Fund – NH strives to help put the best fit school within reach for families of low and modest means. Twenty-one states offer tax-credit scholarship programs, and New Hampshire is fortunate to be one of them. The education tax credit Read More

Movies about Educational Reform and Options

Movies can communicate in ways that the most persuasive Letter to the Editor or legislation testimony cannot. They can reach people who may not understand the challenges students and families may face with the traditional public school system. Below is a list of wonderful movies and documentaries about educational reform and options that are very Read More

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