Defend Public Ed - Rights & Democracy NH

Defend Public Education in New Hampshire

Stand up for New Hampshire’s public schools that are increasingly under attack!

This legislative session New Hampshire’s public schools were threatened by SB-193, which was called the most dangerous school voucher bill in the nation.  The bill would have siphoned millions of taxpayer dollars from local school districts and given to parents to pay for private and religious schools or to homeschool. A sustained, public outcry defeated this bill and protected public schools ... for now. We know the opponents of strong public schools will be back!

Volunteer with Rights & Democracy and join the statewide campaign to advance our shared values to protect and improve public education.


112 signatures


We—parents, taxpayers, and supporters of public education—urge state legislators and Gov. Chris Sununu to uphold these basic principles:

✓ Every child, regardless of their income level, zip code, race, or ability deserves a quality education, as a right not a privilege.

New Hampshire should invest in our public schools to build strong communities and our future leaders.

We will protect our public schools from being dismantled at the federal and state levels and work to provide all students with a quality public education.



Will you sign?

  • Michelle Russell
    signed 2018-08-12 18:56:57 -0400
  • Raphael Zack
    signed 2018-08-12 18:55:00 -0400
  • Nicole Woulfe
    signed 2018-08-12 16:00:26 -0400
  • Cynthia Chase
    signed 2018-08-12 15:20:36 -0400
  • Emily Kenney
    signed 2018-08-12 14:41:01 -0400
  • Lonn Sattler
    signed 2018-08-12 11:35:28 -0400
    Lonn Sattler
  • Susan Holly Price
    signed 2018-08-11 16:29:11 -0400
    Susan Holly Bowden Price
  • Dan Bergeron
    signed 2018-08-10 22:43:21 -0400
  • Alicia McNichols
    signed 2018-08-10 21:26:56 -0400
  • Alexis Eaton
    signed 2018-08-10 21:26:55 -0400
  • Jessica Lubien
    signed 2018-08-10 00:05:22 -0400
  • Tim Moquin
    signed 2018-08-09 20:43:07 -0400
    All I need to say is Franklin

    City allocation of taxes and inadequate education an the state levels results in Franklin school system being one of the worst in the state.
  • yolande chabot
    signed 2018-08-09 17:11:24 -0400
  • Robin Boyd
    signed 2018-08-09 13:11:28 -0400
  • Thomas Westheimer
    signed 2018-08-09 12:22:56 -0400
  • Kathleen Allen
    signed 2018-08-09 11:52:47 -0400
  • Michele Chalice
    signed 2018-08-09 09:50:33 -0400
    Michele Chalice
  • April Bunker
    signed 2018-08-08 23:42:01 -0400
    My family and I live in Franklin NH where our schools are underfunded every year leading to lower achievement and high staff turnover. Our children deserve better! Education determines direction!
  • Timothy Dow
    signed 2018-08-08 21:10:33 -0400
    I’m the Chairperson of the Franklin School Board. I’ve watched us loose over $415,000 per year for the past 4 years. Stabilization is being reduced by 4% a year. This will zero out after 25 years, and property poor communities will need to fund this lost revenue. The State of NH is violating the Claremont 1 & 2 decision as ordered by the NH Supreme Court. The Governor has publicly stated that he wants the courts taken out of the School Funding issue. The Commissioner of Education wants to dismantle Public Education and fully supports Private & Chartered Schools. Most legislative members feel that $3,636 is fine for a Base Adequacy amount. It’s time that the playing field is made equal for all communities in the State of New Hampshire. A zip code shouldn’t matter for the education of our children.
  • Tammy Gluck
    signed 2018-08-08 20:39:48 -0400
  • Scott Burns
    signed 2018-08-08 17:52:17 -0400
    With the high demand of traini g our work force, we need to increase our pubkic school education money to satisfy all districts and improve the hope of our industries and future of New Hampshire.
  • Jessica Karwatske
    signed 2018-08-08 15:30:51 -0400
  • Claudia Damon
    signed 2018-08-08 11:24:49 -0400
  • Allison Power
    signed 2018-08-08 08:46:38 -0400
  • Brenda M Dunn
    signed 2018-08-08 08:12:04 -0400
    I am a retired teacher. The growth of for-profit schools, and indeed charter schools in general, is due I think to very biased propaganda against public schools. NH needs leadership in this concern and a reliable source of funding.
  • Richard DeMark
    signed 2018-08-08 07:51:31 -0400
  • Katie Desrochers
    signed 2018-08-08 07:49:21 -0400
  • Rachel Hawkinson
    signed 2018-08-08 07:05:04 -0400
  • Carisa Corrow
    signed 2018-08-08 06:57:27 -0400
  • D’Vorah Kelley
    signed 2018-08-08 06:48:19 -0400


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