Month: August 2015

Educational Alternatives

Education is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and finding the right place can make all the difference for a child. Here is a handy page to find charter and private schools, and major homeschool resources in the Granite State. There are even more informal homeschool support groups on social media. The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) can Read More

Demand Parents’ Rights — Overturn Hassan’s Veto on HB 603

We have a chance to overturn Governor Maggie Hassan’s veto of HB 603 when the NH House of Representatives returns on September 16th. This was a bill that would explicitly give parents the right to refuse their child’s participation in statewide assessments. Please sign our petition to send an email to all senators and representatives, Read More

Starting the Year Right

The beginning of the school year is an opportune time to establish a clear directive with your child’s school regarding all the various assessments administered throughout the year. Traditionally standardized testing begins in October, so if it is your intention to refuse your child’s participation in these assessments, submit your wishes in writing promptly. Some 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

Part 3 — 2015 Legislative Mixed Results and Returning Bills

This is the final segment to cover our 2015 legislative efforts.  Only two new laws have mixed results, but there is a long list of bills that will return next year.   Mixed Results **HB 323, relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program This was the most important and contentious education bill of Read More