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NEA-NH: We Are Urging All of Our Members to Get Vaccinated

Since the beginning of the pandemic, NEA-NH has advocated for protocols and precautions to ensure the safety of our students and educators. 15 months ago, that meant our support for temporary remote learning as PPE and cleaning equipment was purchased and procedures for their use implemented. Every day, we continue to advocate for repairs, upgrades and replacement of antiquated HVAC systems in many of our schools. We supported mandatory mask wearing for every in-person learning session. And we spoke out strongly for educators to be able to receive vaccines as

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With Educator Licenses on the Line, NEA-NH Renews Request for Details on Divisive Concepts Law

Today, NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest association of public employees, sent a follow-up letter seeking further guidance on the implementation of HB2 to the Attorney General and Commissioner of Education as their letter of July 12, 2021, has thus far been unanswered by either office. The Attorney General, Education Commissioner, and the Commission on Human Rights did release a brief ‘frequently asked questions’ guidance document addressing the implementation of the divisive concepts law contained in HB2. More than 90% of NEA-NH members surveyed recently believe the guidance document fails to

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NEA-NH: Divisive Concepts Guidance Falls Short

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

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NEA-NH Seeks Formal Guidance on HB2 Implementation from NH Attorney General

CONCORD, NH – July 12, 2021 – Today, NEA-New Hampshire requested that the state Attorney General issue specific, formal guidance on the implementation of HB 2 within public school districts and public institutions of higher education across the State of New Hampshire. The language included in the section entitled ‘Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education,’ contains ambiguity that requires clarification. “We want our kids to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right to build a better nation,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “Unfortunately, the manufactured outrage that drove the inclusion of statuary language in HB 2 has resulted in educators being targeted simply for doing their jobs and teaching our

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NEA-NH: We Did Indeed Respond

Earlier in the week, NEA-NH received a request to provide information for an article being prepared by the Union Leader on the massive voucher expansion program recently signed into law by Governor Sununu. Specifically, we were asked if we would challenge the new law in court, what effect vouchers will have on public schools and our members, and were we planning on organizing public schools. We sent our response on Thursday afternoon, well ahead of the Friday noon deadline we were given. When the article was published, it was noted that NEA-NH failed to respond to the Union Leader’s request for comment. This is incorrect. Below are the comments we sent to the Union Leader: “In testimony during hearings on the budget, we implored the legislature to refrain from including

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NEA-NH: Sununu Silences Educators By Signing Budget

CONCORD, June 25, 2021 – Once again, Governor Sununu has failed even the simplest test of leadership. Rather than chart a course that would help the largest number of New Hampshire families, students, parents, and taxpayers, he signed a dangerous and harmful budget at 4:45pm on a Friday afternoon.  In his ongoing attempt to defund and dismantle public education, he signed a budget that silences educators while robbing our public schools of needed funds to pay for private school vouchers for the wealthy. We will not be deterred. New Hampshire educators will persevere in their commitment to prepare our students to succeed in the world. We will do what we always have done each time a challenge is presented to us, and as always, keep kids at the center of

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