Tag: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

Moving Educational Freedom Forward

In a split decision, the House Education Committee passed an amended version of the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193. The 10 to 9 Ought to Pass as Amended (OTP/A) decision saw Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the vote; Rep. Barbara Shaw (Manchester) was a swing Democrat and Republican Reps. Bob Elliott (Salem) Read More

Financial Impact of ESAs

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) will put educational opportunities within reach for low-income children across the Granite State. The NH House Education Committee will vote on an amended version of Senate Bill 193, the proposed ESA bill, on Wednesday, November 8th. UPDATE — The House Education Committee will vote on Tuesday, November 14th. We have an Read More

Expanding Educational Opportunities

All children – not only those from wealthy or well-connected families – need access to educational options that fit their individual needs. Children have one chance at their K-12 education, and they deserve the opportunity to have one that works for them. This Wednesday, November 8th, the House Education Committee will vote on the retained Read More

An Escape from Bullying

Children cannot learn when they are in an unsafe environment and bullying is a major reason why families seek educational options. Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) would give families an escape hatch. In the last several days videos were published showing two fights between students at Salem High School. An Eagle Tribune article states that three Read More

ESAs Create More Opportunities

Over the last several months we have continued to work on the Education Savings Account (ESA) bill, SB 193, which was retained by the House Education Committee. A subcommittee met multiple times and must present a decision to the entire committee by early November before the legislature resumes business in early 2018. Much like health Read More

2017 Legislator Report Card

We are pleased to publish our second annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school choice bills with roll call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call votes provide direct accountability of individual Representatives and Senators.  As previously mentioned, 2017 was a Read More

2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major role in advancing educational options for our children and future generations in the Granite State. Read More

Another Strike Against the Blaine Amendment

On Friday afternoon right before the holiday weekend, the Institute for Justice declared another major victory for school choice. They represented several Montana families against the state Department of Revenue in a case involving a tax-credit scholarship program. This win recognizes that parents can direct their children’s education to select either a religious or secular Read More

Children Need Options

Several parents spoke at the House Education Committee’s public hearing on the Education Saving Account bill, Senate Bill 193, on April 4th. Catie, a mother of five children and Hampton Falls resident, supports this critical educational choice bill because it will help more children succeed. She said that “fundamentally education happens in the mind of Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 24, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize bills this week if they must go to a second committee, generally those with fiscal notes. Any differences between the House and Senate versions must be negotiated as we head into May and June. Although a handful of school choice bills remain, some are very significant. We’re not done Read More

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