From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/21/2011 3:26:41 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Restore Parental Rights and Increase Freedom

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

New Hampshire--Action Needed to Restore
Parental Rights and Increase Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We need your help to support House Bill 429, now in the Senate
Education Committee. HB 429 restores parental authority in the
Granite State. Opponents of the bill are alleging that HB 429 changes
the compulsory school attendance age--this is inaccurate. HB 429
simply restores the right of parents to decide whether their 16- and
17-year-old children should be exempt from compulsory attendance--it
does not change the compulsory attendance age.

If passed, this bill will result in greater freedom for all New
Hampshire parents and would have the effect of reducing reporting
requirements for homeschoolers who exempt their children from
compulsory school attendance after they turn 16.

The hearing will be held on April 26, 2011 at 1:40 p.m. in Legislative
Office Building 103.

Please take action, as requested below, to help this bill pass through
the senate.


Please contact members of the Senate Education Committee and urge them
to support HB 429.

1. Because this is not homeschool legislation it is not necessary that
you identify yourself as a homeschooler. Please contact your senator
and members of the Senate Education Committee and give them the
following message in your own words:

"Please support House Bill 429. Parents are best equipped to
determine what is best for their children. Parents, not
superintendents or other government officials, should determine when
children are ready to withdraw from school attendance. HB 429 does
not change the dropout age but rather restores parental authority to
make decisions for their children according to each child's individual
needs and circumstances. Some students may be well served by moving
into a college career early or entering the workforce before they
reach the age of 18. This bill will improve educational outcomes for
all children in New Hampshire by empowering parents to do what they
know is best for their children."

2. Attend the hearing and provide testimony or support for the bill by
expressing this message in person to the senators.

Contact information for members of the Senate Education Committee is

Senator Nancy Stiles - Chair

Senator James Forsythe - Vice Chair

Senator Sharon Carson

Senator Molly Kelly

Senator Russell Prescott

For more information about this bill, visit

To contact your senator visit

Thank you for your continued support!

Standing with you,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

-> You can only do so much...

No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

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