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1/15/2010 1:26:06 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire: HB 1580 Recognizes Parents' Fundamental Right!

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New Hampshire: HB 1580 Recognizes Parents' Fundamental Right!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Representative Paul Ingbretson has proposed House Bill 1580, a bill
that would amend New Hampshire's compulsory school attendance law to
explicitly recognize that "[i]t is the natural, fundamental right of
parents to determine and direct the education of their children."

Although in practice, to most people in New Hampshire the current
homeschool law and regulations are not excessively onerous, the state
is among the more highly regulated across the country. In the many
legislative fights we have gone through in New Hampshire in recent
years, HSLDA's constant position has been that no additional burdens
should be imposed on homeschoolers, and if any changes were needed it
would be changes making the law less restrictive.

Representative Ingbretson's bill takes a step in that direction by
recognizing explicitly that parents, not the government, have the
right and therefore the responsibility to educate their children.
While parents may choose to do so by enrolling them in a public or
private school, homeschooling should be an equally acceptable option.

HSLDA supports recognizing this fundamental right explicitly in state
law. A hearing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on January 21 at the
legislative office building in Room 205-207.

Thank you for your continued support of freedom and liberty in New
Hampshire!

Standing with you,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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