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Those Looking to Repeal New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit Are Ill Informed

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee held a public hearing on HB 632, a bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Over 400 low-income children utilized the program this school year. The committee room was at maximum capacity with people standing along the walls and in the hallway. It was wonderful to …

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NH Supreme Court Upholds NH Education Tax Credit -Kids Win, Maggie Hassan And Democrats Lose

The NH State  Supreme Court Upholds NH Education Tax Credit.  The ACLU, Bill Duncan, Maggie Hassan, Barry Lynn and others…lose. Kids and parents who want their kids to have a shot at attending the better schools or just having more choices – Win! Court (Lewis, J.) ruling in favor of the petitioners, eight individual New …

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Guest Post by NH House Rep. Greg Hill – “Dems misrepresent the education tax credit program.”

 Dems misrepresent the education tax credit program. I attended a candidates’ night last evening in Northfield and listened carefully to the Democratic candidates for state representative and senate. They all opposed the new education tax-credit program (and, oddly, spoke out against voucher programs as well, which aren’t even available to NH parents). The reason the …

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School Choice Defenders Voice Opposition to Repealing the Education Scholarship Tax Credit

In part one of this post, we discussed how ill-informed were the sponsors and advocates for repealing New Hampshire’s Education Scholarship Tax Credit (ETC). This time around we have some words from opponents of repeal bill HB632. Testimony from parents and students (the few who had the opportunity) who shared stories about how the ETC improved …

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My 8-year old son has [Education] choices where before there was only one option.

Families choose educational options for a variety of reasons. The most common are academic fit and safety. Sometimes there are other reasons why the local public school, even a good one, might not be a good fit for a child. Jodie’s son, Sam, was hit by a car a year ago. Even after he initially …

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Defend Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Children

The tax-credit scholarship is facing multiple attacks in the legislature this year. The first one is HB 632 and is being fast-tracked to the House Ways and Means Committee, entirely skipping the Education Committee as is the usual protocol to first go to the policy committee. Although the public hearing is not scheduled yet, we expect it …

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Education: Legislative Schedule for Week of January 14, 2019

Welcome to the start of the 2019 legislative session! The Senate and House education committees are beginning to schedule public hearings and there is a full calendar for the HEC. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those will include our analysis and commentary. There are several bills regarding charter schools, cooperative district agreements, …

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Florida Court Invokes Separation of Powers in Refusal To Play ‘Adequacy’ Game in Public Education

New Hampshire’s Claremont decision turned on the question of adequacy in education. Property-poor “districts” would never have as much money as property-rich towns. Ignoring the fact that money does not equal adequacy in education New Hampshire has been wrestling with this question for decades. But when you are talking about schools, and education, unions, and adequacy,and …

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France Caves on Fuel Taxes – Offers 6-Month Reprieve to Examine Options

The French Prime Minister has announced that the planet will survive without the French imposing regressive taxes on fuel or utilities. For 6-months. During that time the government will consider it’s options. And the protesters will consider theirs. How to make 6-months into something more permanent. The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and …

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