HB 542 was passed a few years ago in New Hampshire. Below is the law parents can cite when requesting a change in materials that are assigned to their children.
If your child is not learning from the academic content the school is providing, please consider requesting a change in the materials.
For instance, if your district is using the confusing Common Core Math, we would suggest looking at alternatives. Search for old Saxon Math textbooks for sale. Often times you can find them relatively cheap. The REAL Singapore Primary Math US Edition and Singapore
Primary Math Standards Edition could also be a good alternative. (NOT Math in Focus)
Shurley Grammar books are great for teaching children the basics.
Look for “Good Books” lists.
Here is one from a Christian online resource.
If the school is assigning Common Core materials, maybe it’s time for parents who pay the taxes to start utilizing the law and requesting an alternative.
What should the average child learn at each grade level? You can print off the Scope and Sequence from Core Knowledge here.
Check your local school district policy based on this New Hampshire Law:
RSA 186:11 – IX-c. Require school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable. Such policy shall include a provision requiring the parent or legal guardian to notify the school principal or designee in writing of the specific material to which they object and a provision requiring an alternative agreed upon by the school district and the parent, at the parent’s expense, sufficient to enable the child to meet state requirements for education in the particular subject area. The name of the parent or legal guardian and any specific reasons disclosed to school officials for the objection to the material shall not be public information and shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.
Side note: Senators Soucy and D’Allesandro TRIED to repeal this law but did not succeed.
That would have been a disaster for parents.