Tag: educational freedom

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

New Hope for HB 1637

Update 6/8/16:  The bill is officially enrolled and on Governor Hassan’s desk! Please contact Gov. Hassan urging her to allow it to pass into law. Her phone number is (603) 271-2121. Her office may also be contacted through their website. Alternatively you can email her staff, Amberlee Barbagallo, executive assistant, at amberlee.barbagallo@nh.gov or Pamela Walsh, her Chief of Read More

Disaster in the Senate

Earlier today the senate made a disastrous decision to adopt floor amendment #1736s for House Bill 1637, the bill that supports school choice for small towns. The amendment is the horrible one originally written by Rep. James Grenier and the Department of Education. It was discussed at the Senate Education Committee’s public hearing back on Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 8, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 8, 2016. Some bills are starting to work their way through the committee to the entire House for a vote. They are clearly marked and we encourage the public to contact all of their representatives. However, most of the bills are scheduled for a Read More

Public Hearing on HB 1637 — School Choice for Small Towns

What:  Public Hearing on HB 1637 — a bill regarding school choice for small towns When:  Thursday, February 11th at 9:30am Where: Legislative Office Building at 33 N. State Street in Concord, in room 207 If you’ve been following Croydon School Board v NH Department of Education, you know that Croydon has taken the position Read More

The Past and Future of NH Homeschooling

“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” – Oscar Wilde   When the homeschool movement was new, and homeschooling was legalized in New Hampshire in 1990, the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) served a useful purpose. They were the homeschool liaison to education policy makers. They explained homeschooling when legislators Read More

NH DOE Fails to Get Injunction Against Croydon

On December 14, 2015 the presiding judge of the Strafford Superior Court, Justice Brian T. Tucker, denied the injunction brought by the NH Department of Education and Attorney General against the Croydon School Board. The NH DOE and AG claimed that the four Croydon students would be irreparably harmed if allowed to remain at the Read More

Injunction Hearing for Croydon vs the NH DOE

Monday, November 30th was the injunction hearing for Croydon versus the NH Department of Education in the Strafford Superior Court in Dover. We live-blogged the hearing on Facebook.  The post include real-time comments as well as questions and remarks from followers after the hearing concluded. Some of the most shocking statements of the day came Read More

It’s About Control, Not the Kids

As threatened, the New Hampshire Department of Education directed the Attorney General’ s office to pursue an injunction against the Croydon School Board to immediately stop sending tuition payments for the four students enrolled in a private school through their school choice program. A hearing in Strafford Superior Court is set for Monday, November 30th Read More

The NHDOE Continues to Bully Croydon

Croydon, NH continues to be harassed and threatened by the state Department of Education. Croydon is a tiny town, northwest of Concord. They have one school that serves roughly 30 students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. They have routinely tuitioned-out their older students, and when the contract with Newport ended in 2012, they negotiated with Read More

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