Yesterday, the Department of Justice, the Commission for Human Rights and the Department of Education issued guidance in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions document concerning the divisive concepts provisions of HB2, signed into law by Governor Sununu.
“The comments included in the document fall short of what we were expecting,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “Two weeks ago, we sent a set of questions to the Attorney General’s office seeking specific example-based guidance on the implementation of the divisive concepts law within public school districts and public institutions of higher education across the State of New Hampshire. We still expect, and are awaiting, a response from his office which provides our members with concrete, practical examples of what, in his view, is allowed and prohibited under the law.”
“Licenses and livelihoods are at risk,” said Tuttle. “Generalities from the state Attorney General and Education Commissioner are simply not sufficient.”
NEA-NH is continuing to review the document and will issue a statement when that review is complete.