Category: Opt-Out

Win for Directing Children’s Education

In late May Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 1744 into law to empower families with the ability to refuse their children’s participation in statewide assessments. It was a multi-year effort and it finally crossed the finish line. It goes into effect as of July 24, 2018. This bill had three rounds before: HB 276 (2017) that Read More

Time to Empower Families re Testing

Great news! The Senate Education Committee gave HB 1744, a bill that will break the testing stranglehold on our students and teachers, a favorable Ought to Pass recommendation. The bill now advances for a full vote in the Senate when they meet on Thursday, April 19th. See below for more details and contact information. This Read More

Schedule for Week of April 2, 2018

Two of our important school choice bills have action this week. The first, HB 1744, a bill that empowers families with the ability to refuse their children’s participation in statewide assessments, has a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:30am. Read more below. And SB 193, the Education Savings Read More

End Testing’s Stranglehold

HB 1744, a bill that will break the testing stranglehold on our students and teachers, will have a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:30am . This is an important school choice bill because parents – not the state – should direct their children’s education. It is also important Read More

Schedule for Week of March 5, 2018

The legislature has its winter break this week and will resume the week of March 5. All of our bills have been exec’d in committees and several will likely have votes in the NH House of Representatives at their next session. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to Read More

Accountability to Families or the State

Update on House Executive Sessions Several important school choice bills met their fate in House committees this week with executive sessions scheduled all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to families, but to the state. The entire New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Read More

Schedule for Week of February 19, 2018

One school choice bill has a public hearing continued this week and several have executive sessions when committees will vote. It is critical to contact committee members about these bills before their decisions are made. Below is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks; we include our analysis and recommendations for priority bills. As Read More

Schedule for Week of February 12, 2018

Only one school choice bill has a public hearing continued this week; the rest are awaiting amendments and executive sessions. The pause allows us to advocate for our bills while committees deliberate and handle other business. Below is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks; we include our analysis and recommendations for priority bills. Read More

Children are More Than Test Scores

The House Education Committee recently held a public hearing on HB 1744, a bill that would empower parents with the ability to refuse their children’s participation in statewide assessments. No one spoke against the bill. The committee has not voted on it yet, but may soon. There is still time to contact committee members; their Read More

Schedule for Week of January 15, 2018

The 2018 session is well underway with a full slate of hearings in multiple committees. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. Of particular note this week is the House Finance Committee’s public hearing for the Read More

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