A Parent’s Right to Opt-Out

The NH School Board Association (NHSBA) sent this document to a number of local school board members today regarding a parent’s right to opt-out of assessments. This technical advisory is issued by the state Department of Education. Note the following statement, “The districts’ legal obligations are clear, and districts must not allow any citizen to Read More

Top-Down Education in SB 157 Defies Local Control

SB 157, an act that would establish a civics education requirement as a condition for high school graduation, is another instance of top-down legislation that defies local control. The sponsors of this bill mean well. They believe that all high-school graduates should have a basic knowledge of civics and demonstrate it by passing the US Read More

Classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for students of all ages. Homeschoolers welcome! Read More

Testimony for SB 69, a Study for At-Risk Pre-School

Below is the testimony presented to the Senate Education Committee earlier today regarding SB 69, an act establishing a commission to study social impact bond funding for early childhood education for at-risk students. The Senate Education Committee is likely to hold an executive session next week to vote on this bill. There is still time Read More

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

The 2015 legislative session opens with a bill, SB 69, that seeks to establish a commission to study funding for preschool programs for at-risk children. On the surface it seems noble and helpful to the most needy in our society; however, good intentions are not enough. There are numerous examples of similar pre-school programs that Read More

Movie Screening about Educational Options

We are delighted to announce that School Choice for New Hampshire and Citrus Groups Homeschool Network are hosting a FREE screening of the new educational documentary, Class Dismissed. It is about alternatives to the traditional classroom learning environment. The movie will be shown on Friday, January 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Nackey Loeb Read More

Parental Rights to Inspect and Review Assessments and Materials

Parents have the right to inspect assessments and materials given to their children. Do not let ill-informed and misguided administrators shut you out of your child’s education. RSA 193-C:10 effective September 12, 2014; see also RSA 193-C:10 set out above.] 193-C:10 Accessibility of Assessment Materials. – After the assessment results are released by the department, Read More

BREAKING NEWS re the Case Against Gilford Parent, William Baer

BREAKING NEWS re the case against Gilford parent, William Baer, sharing from the Honorable Jason Bedrick –> Mazel tov to my brother, Jared Be, for winning an important First Amendment case in New Hampshire (State v. Baer) today. The court dismissed all the charges against his client, who had been arrested without warning for speaking Read More

Why Did NH Adopt Common Core Math Standards?

In his latest blog post, Mr. Bill Duncan, the activist state Board of Education member, claims that Common Core math standards help students to overcome their “math phobia.” He also marginalizes people who oppose Common Core standards without acknowledging any substance of their concerns. His continued willful ignorance is astounding. Professionals in various STEM industries Read More

School Policies Are About Control, Not Teaching

These aren’t about teaching policies; they are about control. We are seeing more schools trying to marginalize parents’ decisions re standardized testing, dispositional (values, attitudes, and beliefs) questionnaires, and class material opt-outs that are already permitted by law. Read more about this issue in the following article. “Parental Rights in Public School: Quickly Disappearing. Parents Read More

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