Statement by Andru Volinsky, who litigated the Claremont case, 2/19/12

posted Feb 20, 2012, 4:45 AM by Bill Duncan
CACR 12 is designed to remove the New Hampshire Supreme Court from playing any role in protecting the rights of children to an education that prepares them to effectively compete in the marketplace. The proposed Amendment accomplishes this by making clear that the Legislature has complete and unchecked power to define the standards for eduction and to determine how education will be funded. Although it assigns responsibility to the legislature for education, the unlimited discretion that is embodied in this Amendment is unlike any other constitutional responsibility in that the legislature's conduct will be completely insulated from any form of accountability.