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Mar 15, 2022

New Hampshire takes the lead as the freest state in the country, according to a new Cato Institute analysis of personal and economic freedom.

Not surprisingly, people seem to gravitate toward freedom. In fact, while states like California, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts lost population between July 2020 and July 2021 according to the US Census Bureau, New Hampshire saw its population grow during that time.

The state is also gaining a reputation for educational freedom, thanks in large part to the work of our guest in this episode, New Hampshire Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelblut. During Edelblut’s term in the state education department, New Hampshire has expanded school choice policies and introduced an exciting program called “Learn Everywhere,” that enables students to accrue high school graduation credits outside of their schools through their community activities and extracurriculars. 

Edelblut is also a homeschooling dad of seven, now-grown children who is supportive of homeschooling families throughout New Hampshire.

"New Hampshire Is The Freest State in America: Here's Why," by David Brady (

"Want to 'Learn Everywhere' In NH?," by Kerry McDonald (The Union Leader)