NEA-NH: Treat Educators Like the Professionals They Are and Let Them Teach

NEA-NH testifies in opposition to HB 309

NEA-NH provided written testimony to the House Education Committee today in opposition of HB 309 asking the question why this legislation would be necessary to enact into law.

In 2021, the legislature reaffirmed the policy and purpose statement of RSA 193-E:1, II, that it is the state that “establishes minimum standards for public school approval and academic standards for inclusion and delivery of educational services at the local level.” But it is the school districts that “then have responsibility and flexibility in implementing diverse educational approaches to instruction and curriculum tailored to meet student needs.”

“We believe politician should leave the approaches to instruction of American History and World History to the professionals in our state who continually deliver for our students,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “Once the required areas of knowledge and competencies are set by the state, let the educators do the job they have been hired to do.”

The testimony provided appears below: