ESAs Empower Education

All students, regardless of their zip code and income level, deserve the opportunity for an education that fits their unique needs and goals. In a recent Concord Monitor article, Middleton McGoodwin, the superintendent in the Claremont school district, said, “In truth, today, in NH, a child’s zip code determines their educational opportunities.” ESAs empower our most-vulnerable children with equal opportunities, like Read More

The ESA Vote – Support Educational Opportunities

This is the time — let’s make it happen!!! Come out to support the ESA bill when the entire NH House of Representatives votes! WHAT: The entire NH House vote on SB 193, the Education Savings Account (ESA) bill WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd , starting 10:00am (the vote could be anytime during the day) WHERE: Read More

Families Support ESAs

We continually hear from families across the Granite State who want more educational opportunities for their children. Some are trapped in schools that don’t fit their academic needs. Others face unaddressed bullying situations. Children have one chance at their K-12 education and all students, regardless of their zip codes and income levels, deserve the opportunity Read More

Schedule for Week of April 23, 2018

These last several weeks are the most intense time of the legislative session; it is when critical bills near the finish line. Legislators are deep in negotiations and bills can be amended without public hearings. Anything can happen! SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, is the most important school-choice bill of the biennium, if Read More

Homeschool Art Show a Huge Success

In early April Granite State Home Educators hosted their first annual art show at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Over 50 pieces were submitted by more than a dozen artists. The children, families, and guests all said it was a big success and look forward to holding another art show next year. The Read More

No Child Should Be Left Behind

Each child is unique and a one-size-fits-all approach to learning cannot accommodate every individual. Families know their children best and should be empowered with options for the best fit education that works for them. Wealthy and well-connected families already have these options. What about our responsibility to those children who don’t fit the traditional model 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

School Spending Data Show Why Education Savings Accounts Should Not Trigger Property Tax Hikes

A new report released yesterday by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and EdChoice shows that New Hampshire public school spending and staffing increased much more rapidly from 1992-2014 than student enrollment did, and the staffing increase came overwhelmingly in non-teaching positions. The study also calculates that of the $16,205 in per-pupil revenue New Hampshire Read More

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