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7/16/2012 1:10:44 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Homeschool Opponents Push back against New Law

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Homeschool Opponents Push back against New Law

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

With the recent victories for homeschool freedom in New Hampshire
through the passage of HB 545 and HB 1571, opponents of homeschooling
have begun to take action. The Nashua Telegraph has published an
article AND an editorial entitled "[New Hampshire's] new home-school
laws weren't necessary." The Telegraph writes that "we're genuinely
troubled that the Legislature gave approval to two pieces of
home-schooling legislation this year that remove some key oversight
provisions from state government." The article continues, saying "the
checks and balances in the original law - as minimal as they were - at
least served as some protection in those cases where the parent proves
unable or unwilling to deliver the educational guidance their child so
richly deserves."

You can read the full editorial in the Nashua Telegraph here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15183

(View the original story in the Nashua Telegraph on the news laws
here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15184 )

What New Hampshire had before was not "minimum oversight," it was
"unnecessary oversight." Parents, not the state, are responsible for
their children's education. The Telegraph articulates the UN
Convention on the Rights to the Child's position that education is a
"right." While education may be required, it is a parent's
responsibility to decide how it is to be provided.

Winning the battle of ideas is critical in protecting liberty.
Therefore, it is important that you let your voice be heard. We are
asking you to consider writing a letter to the editor in support of
the new homeschool laws.

The contact information for the Nashua Telegraph is:
Nick Pappas
(603) 594-6505
letters@nashuatelegraph.com

The new homeschool law:

> Protects parents' right to homeschool their children;
> Removes some of the many double standards for homeschools compared
to public and private schools;
> Guards the privacy of homeschoolers and defends against misuse of
information;
> Reduces the red tape and paperwork for both parents and school
officials.

You can also go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15185 for more
information.

Live Free or Die!



Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. Without your support we could not stand for freedom in New
Hampshire. If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will
you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support
our work defending individual families threatened by government
officials and protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13431

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