Originally Sent: 10/7/2013
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Dear New Hampshire Members and Friends,
State House Representative Cynthia Chase submitted Legislative Service Request (“LSR”) 2591-R to change accountability requirements for home education programs. LSR 2591-R serves as a placeholder for a more detailed bill to be introduced next session. The bill is entitled “Relative to accountability requirements for HOME EDUCATION programs.”
Sources have told HSLDA that Representative Chase seeks to increase requirements for homeschools in an effort to address homeschool students who have had previous issues within the public school system. It also appears Chase’s bill would move toward requiring homeschool programs to align with the Common Core Stand Standards curriculum and the Smarter Balance testing requirements.
We are requesting that homeschooling constituents in Representative Chase’s district ask her, politely, to leave the homeschool law alone. HSLDA is not aware of any problems relating to the new law which recognizes the right of parents to educate their children at home. To learn more about Common Core, why it should be opposed and certainly should not have anything to do with homeschooling, please visit www.hslda.org/commoncore.
Please contact Representative Chase about homeschooling to let her know the current law works well. In your own words, give Representative Chase the following message:
“New Hampshire has excellent homeschool laws that protect fundamental parental rights and allow students to receive quality education in a loving and nurturing environment. There is no need to amend the homeschool law or increase state requirements on homeschool programs. Such requirements would unnecessarily burden families and restrict parents’ rights. Please do not introduce any legislation that would change New Hampshire’s homeschool law or impose further restrictions on New Hampshire parent’s rights to educate their children.”
You can contact Rep. Cynthia Chase by postal mail, phone, or email:
Mail: 110 Arch Street No. 38
Keene, NH 03431-2168
Phone: (603) 357-2381
Thank you for all your work in defending homeschool freedom!
Live Free or Die!
Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney
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