It was no surprise that bureaucrats and taxpayer funded lobbyists came out to oppose another parental rights Bill in Concord today. However it is important to identify who is working against parents, are paid by parents and want government funding in order to obtain your family’s private information.
Today Senator Kevin Avard’s legislation (SB320) provides that no student shall be required to volunteer or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire without written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
You can listen to Mark Joyce oppose SB320 in the video below. It’s also to important to note that you pay his salary to spend time testifying against your parental rights.
How do you put a stop to that? Request that your district stop paying dues to the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. Your tax dollars are used to lobby against your fundamental rights. Tell your school board members to remove those dues from the school budget. If administrators want to pay for their own lobbyist, it should come out of their pocket.
The same with the New Hampshire School Boards Association. They are lobbying on behalf of school board members in New Hampshire. Those members are elected by parents. Why are they opposing the very essence of local control? The parents who pay their salary?
Bureaucrats rely upon personal and private data they collect on your children on your family and your child. Their grant funding is dependent on getting 95% participation and if YOU DARE look at these invasive and controversial surveys, you might say NO to it.
If you say no, they may not reach their participation level and they might not get their grant $money. In other words, their grant money is more important than your parental rights.
Parents have written in support of SB320 but the bureaucrats and the taxpayer funded lobbyists are working against them.
There is still time to notify the Senators on the Senate Ed committee, but you need to do it right away. Please also copy your State Reps and your State Senator so they know that they should support SB320 when it comes up for a vote on the floor.
John Reagan, Chairman
Nancy Stiles, Vice Chairman
Ann Marie Banfield currently volunteers as the Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire. She has been researching education reform for over a decade and actively supports parental rights, literacy and academic excellence in k-12 schools. You can contact her at: [email protected]