Saturday, January 1, 2011

If you are a Homeschooler and Love Freedom.....

If you are a Homeschooler and Love Freedom.....Don't move to New Hampshire.

Republicans made big gains in both the House and the Senate in New Hampshire in November 2010, but that does not mean homeschoolers will finally see homeschooling freedom in New Hampshire. We have to remember homeschoolers did not have homeschooling freedom when republicans were in control. There is no one to blame but homeschoolers themselves. Homeschoolers have allowed the HEC to exist; their very existence is detrimentally to homeschooling freedom.

The other foes of homeschooling freedom are the members of HEC, Chris Hamilton and Abby Lawrence. These two fought against the bill that would have abolished the HEC. The other foe to homeschoolers in New Hampshire is the Home School Legal Defense Association; they have yet to put a true homeschooling freedom bill on the table. In fact why is HSDLA an out of State organization even involved with any homeschooling bill, if it is not a freedom bill? The more restrictive the homeschool Bill the more homeschoolers need the HSLDA. To me it appears they are drumming up business for themselves.

Twenty-four states in the United States of America have homeschooling freedom. There is no reason why New Hampshire homeschoolers should not have freedom as well. We need to stop those who have a vested interest in strict homeschool laws from interfering with those of us who would like to educate our children without the interferences of a failing State education system.

"A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body." - John Stuart Mill


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