The League believes that the state of New Hampshire bears a constitutional responsibility for the promulgation of education.
The state should set minimum standards and guidelines for elementary and secondary education and should provide assistance, both technical and financial, to ensure that all districts meet those minimum standards.
The League also believes that state support for elementary and secondary education should be a high priority in the state budget but that local control should be maintained over local school budgets.
State funds should be used to reduce the basic educational inequalities among school districts.
State mandated programs should be funded by the state.
Adopted by LWVNH December 9, 1980
Updated July 2013.