Education Legislation | Front Door Politics NH

Via Front Door Politics New Hampshire ,The Daily Dispatch

It’s a lightning rod in many states, and New Hampshire’s education system is no exception. So far nearly three dozen education-related bills have been filed for the upcoming legislative session. Today we take a look at a handful we find noteworthy at this early stage of the game.

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At least four proposed bills involve home education. Five lawmakers — Rep. David Bates (R-Windham), Rep. Marilinda Gates (R-Salem), Rep. Ralph Boehm (R-Litchfield), Sen. Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) and Sen. Fenton Groen (R-Rochester) are sponsoring a bill which would repeal “the department of education’s rulemaking authority for home education programs.”

The most recent home education standards were updated by the Department of Education in June. A related bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Jones, (R-Rochester), Sen. Raymond White (R-Bedford), and Sen. James Forsythe (R-Strafford ) would amend “compulsory school attendance statutes to permit parent-directed learning programs and repealing the home education statutes.” Read more via the The Daily Dispatch…

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