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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 to protect and improve public education during the current midterm election season.


606 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?

  • Jennifer McCalley
    signed 2018-09-17 08:42:51 -0400
    As the parent of two public school children and the product of public schools, I strongly believe we should focus on rebuilding our public school system rather than tear it apart further. New Hampshire’s future and the security of our country depends on educating ALL our children well. Our public schools have been models of excellence in the past. We can achieve that excellence again. Only a public school system can reach as wide and far to benefit every child in our state. Let’s focus instead of fracture.
  • Carol Anne Sims
    signed 2018-09-16 21:09:14 -0400
  • Jean Mazzone
    signed 2018-09-16 09:35:34 -0400
  • Ellen Phillips
    signed 2018-09-16 09:11:00 -0400
    I was fortunate to teach in a well funded school and my 3 children got an excellent education in that wealthy school district. But, our small town pays the highest school tax of the five towns in the district because we are not as property rich as the others. Because of this there have been calls to leave the district. This would result in our school becoming one of the underfunded ones.

    This idea that only children from property rich towns should have the excellent education we all want for our children is undemocratic and should not be allowed to continue in NH.
  • Maria Krasinski
    signed 2018-09-15 14:06:50 -0400
  • Christine Collins
    signed 2018-09-15 09:42:59 -0400
    Christine Collins
  • Christina Presenti
    signed 2018-09-15 07:09:45 -0400
  • Limaries Phillips
    signed 2018-09-15 05:45:04 -0400
  • Marcia Kayser
    signed 2018-09-14 20:42:07 -0400
  • Mary Murray
    signed 2018-09-14 19:45:45 -0400
    Mary Murray
  • Chris Balch
    signed 2018-09-14 19:42:09 -0400
    I was a teacher for 40 years. Do I really need to say anything more?
  • Barbara Zaenglein
    signed 2018-09-14 13:40:27 -0400
    We have been fighting the “voucher” bill here in NH as well. It is nothing short of de-funding public schools. We will continue to fight this here and everywhere.
  • Cheri Falk
    signed 2018-09-14 13:13:28 -0400
  • Pat Kinne
    signed 2018-09-14 12:13:32 -0400
  • charlotte dilorenzo
    signed 2018-09-14 10:31:20 -0400
  • Mary Ewell
    signed 2018-09-13 14:57:34 -0400
    Mary Ewell
  • Patrice Chandler
    signed 2018-09-11 20:25:23 -0400
  • Julian Long
    signed 2018-09-11 19:33:38 -0400
    Julian Long
  • Edward Raupp
    signed 2018-09-09 23:11:18 -0400
  • Andrea Polizos
    signed 2018-09-09 21:57:28 -0400
    Having retired from a 30 year career in Public school teaching, I can’t think for the life of me why anyone would want to destroy such a good thing! If anything, our public schools, which are asked to do so much in the lives of our children, need to be funded more so that students across the state have access to ample resources and can compete for the best teachers.

    Giving my money to schools which don’t even have credentialed teachers is absolutely unacceptable – I know firsthand the training and years of education it takes to do the job well. There are many more factors involved in teaching than just having a working knowledge of the subject matter. Look at the kids coming out of our public schools – they are amazing!
  • Raphael Zack
    signed 2018-09-09 12:09:11 -0400
  • Stefany Pike
    signed 2018-09-09 11:49:16 -0400
  • Greg Tuveson
    signed 2018-09-08 11:32:14 -0400
  • Ann Gerns
    signed 2018-09-08 09:26:05 -0400
  • Jennifer Schwartz
    signed 2018-09-07 18:47:28 -0400
  • Gena Lavallee
    signed 2018-09-07 16:55:39 -0400
  • Ruth Crosby
    signed 2018-09-07 14:35:28 -0400
  • pat wilczynski
    signed 2018-09-07 14:27:37 -0400
  • Elisa Miranda
    signed 2018-09-07 11:19:17 -0400
  • Bertina Ford
    signed 2018-09-06 16:03:22 -0400


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