SB 318 Paralyzes ETC Program

Although we won a reprieve on Tuesday when the NH House voted to table HB 632, the Education Tax Credit repeal bill, the program faces another threat. There is a bill in the New Hampshire senate, SB 318 as amended, that cuts the only existing private-school choice program in the state by almost half. It Read More

Schedule for Week of March 18, 2019

This is a busy week for the NH House and Senate as we prepare for “crossover,” when they trade surviving bills. Committees are execing remaining bills and the entire House will meet three days next week, Tuesday through Thursday, deliberating over a hundred bills. The entire NH House of Representatives will vote on HB 632, Read More

Who Pays When Special Interests Win?

Maureen doesn’t know the powerful special interests who are trying to ruin the future of her grandson, Brandon. She only knows that her grandson hadn’t been thriving at their local public school. Maureen knew it wasn’t Brandon’s fault, nor did she even blame the school. No, to Maureen, the real problem was simply that her Read More

Politicizing the ETC Program, SB 318

Some threats are overt and easy to see and understand. Others are more obtuse and subtle. Whereas HB 632, the bill that would completely repeal the Education Tax Credit program, is an blatant attack, SB 318, is the other kind that might be easy to miss until it is too late. There are several concerns Read More

House Vote on HB 632 — Save Our Scholarships

WHAT:  NH House vote on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program WHERE:  State House, 107 N Main Street, Concord WHEN:  Tuesday, March 19th, 8:30am to noon   The Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program is the only one in the state that supports low-income students’ access an education Read More

House Committee Votes to Repeal ETC Scholarships

The House Ways and Means Committee voted on the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, earlier today. We blogged their discussion on our Facebook page; you can see a series of posts dated March 13th to follow along. The entire NH House of Representatives may vote on the ETC repeal bill as early Read More

Education is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Children need educational options for a variety of reasons. Education is not one-size-fits-all. Even good schools cannot be all things to all children. The right educational “fit” can change everything for a child. Below is the testimony from Shalimar Encarnacion. She attended both public hearings of the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, Read More

Schedule for Week of March 11, 2019

It’s a busy week for school choice! The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Wednesday, March 13th, starting at 10:00am. They held two public hearings on the bill – Part 1 and Part 2. Please continue to Read More

HEAC Reviews Ed Rule Changes

The Home Education Advisory Committee (HEAC) met on January 24, 2019 for their regular bi-monthly meeting. We recorded the entire meeting and it is available on our YouTube channel. 2019 January HEAC meeting part 1 2019 January HEAC meeting part 2 2019 January HEAC meeting part 3 2019 January HEAC meeting part 4 2019 January Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 2

On Tuesday afternoon the House Ways and Means Committee concluded the public hearing on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program in 2020. This school year 413 low-income children utilize the program to attend schools of their family’s choosing. If the program ends, they will be forced back into Read More

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