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Do you think you should have say in any—and every—aspect of your child’s school curriculum?
What about your neighbor? Or how about the crank who shows up at every school committee meeting, complaining about everything in the curriculum?
In N.H., that may begin happening soon. The state Legislature recently approved a new law that allows parents to challenge any aspect of a school’s curriculum they disagree with, and request the substitution of lessons they prefer.
The substituted material must be approved by the local school district—and the parents in question will have to foot the bill for the materials.
What do you think of this N.H. law? Do you agree with it, as did the majority of the state’s legislators who approved it after overriding the governor's veto? Do you think it’s opening a can of worms for teachers, schools … and students? Let us know by speaking out here!