New Hampshire Representative Aims to Repeal Common Core With NH Constitutional Redress   6 comments

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Rep. John Hikel, a Republican Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 2008, often shares this quote from Thomas Jefferson:

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then”.

A little rebellion is exactly what’s happening in New Hampshire, as more and more parents and legislators are waking up to the takeover of education by corporate and federal forces. Rep. Hikel is asking New Hampshire citizens to sign the petition, to stop common core.

New Hampshire may be at an advantage constitutionally (state-constitutionally). As Representative Hikel reminds people, there is a New Hampshire redress allowance to repeal problems (such as common core.) It states, in part 1, article 31: “The legislature shall assemble for the redress of public grievances and for making such laws as the public good may require”.

Rep. Hikel notes that article 32 also states that the people have the right to instruct their representatives to redress wrongs:

[Art.] 32. [Rights of Assembly, Instruction, and Petition.] The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble and consult upon the common good, give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by way of petition or remonstrance, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer.

Hikel explains: “Most states have a redress process but New Hampshire is the only one that has a mandate written in its Constitution– that the People are guaranteed redress. People need to know their full authority.”

To read more about inherent parental rights over the children’s educational system, or to sign the NH petition, or to read the September 2013 testimony of New Hampshire Parents for Education against Commmon Core click here.


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6 responses to “New Hampshire Representative Aims to Repeal Common Core With NH Constitutional Redress

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  1. Ladies I most certainly appreciate your time and vigelence. I wonder, would you consider changing your background color? Reading white text over this blue is rather difficult and frankly and kept me from completely reading the posts. I may be the lone voice, but I wonder if there many others who can’t read your work.

    Thank you,
    Monica Hebert
    Lake Charles, LA

  2. Each state will have to be creative and find out whatever will work for them. In many states there is local control. This is where the LEA has the control over state standards, assessment, curriculum and they can drop out of the state standards and replace them with their own. We have to start thinking creatively. If all else fails GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL. Starve the beast

  3. I appreciate all your posts. I have contacted my state Senator, spoken to the local school board, and written a letter to the local newspaper. I am a one-woman task force trying to get the message to our community about how bad Common Core is to our educational system. There are many who have called me and agree with me but no one else will stand up and fight in public. I am not afraid and will continue the fight. As a retired teacher who has nothing to lose, I will not rest until Common Core is removed from the local school system. If I win this battle, I will take it to the state. Wish me luck. Thanks for your help.

    • I know how you feel. Another mom and I, who are both homeschoolers, are trying to get the information out in our community. There is much resistance from our school district to hear the opposing voice. But we keep trying. Tonight we actually have Alisa Ellis and a retired school teacher coming to present as the opposing view against our district superintendent and another administrator. We are hoping they will listen to our concerns. Wish us luck.

  4. This is something to get to know so you can decide whether it is good or bad for our children!!

  5. How do we fight? My school board representative and district school superintendent are both on board with Common Core. In fact, the new history book my sophomore brought home is written by a professor from Pennsylvania who corroborates with a known leader of the Communist Party. Even this information doesn’t make a difference to the school board.

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