Tag: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

Schedule for Week of April 23, 2018

These last several weeks are the most intense time of the legislative session; it is when critical bills near the finish line. Legislators are deep in negotiations and bills can be amended without public hearings. Anything can happen! SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, is the most important school-choice bill of the biennium, if Read More

No Child Should Be Left Behind

Each child is unique and a one-size-fits-all approach to learning cannot accommodate every individual. Families know their children best and should be empowered with options for the best fit education that works for them. Wealthy and well-connected families already have these options. What about our responsibility to those children who don’t fit the traditional model Read More

Schedule for Week of April 2, 2018

Two of our important school choice bills have action this week. The first, HB 1744, a bill that empowers families with the ability to refuse their children’s participation in statewide assessments, has a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:30am. Read more below. And SB 193, the Education Savings Read More

School Spending Data Show Why Education Savings Accounts Should Not Trigger Property Tax Hikes

A new report released yesterday by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and EdChoice shows that New Hampshire public school spending and staffing increased much more rapidly from 1992-2014 than student enrollment did, and the staffing increase came overwhelmingly in non-teaching positions. The study also calculates that of the $16,205 in per-pupil revenue New Hampshire Read More

Not All Children Learn the Same Way

Kendall shares his story that not all children learn the same way and explains why families need educational opportunity so they can choose personalized education options that are right for their children. Share this video with your friends if you agree! Also send a note to the House Finance Committee and your state reps in Read More

Educational Opportunities Outside the Cookie Cutter School System

Not all kids learn the same, and parents and families need educational opportunities other than the “cookie cutter” school system we currently have. Dawn explains that the different personal choices we make in our daily lives should be reflected in our education system. Share this video with your friends if you agree! Also send a Read More

Schedule for Week of March 12, 2018

The only significant bill this week is SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill. House Finance will hold an executive session on Wednesday, March 14th when they will vote on their proposed amendment. They are holding a final work session the previous day, so there is still an opportunity to encourage them to keep eligibility Read More

Expand Educational Opportunities for NH Children

What: Public hearing on the House Finance Committee’s draft amendment to SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill. When: Friday, March 9th, at 1:00pm Where: House Finance Committee, room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The address is 33 N State Street, directly behind the State House. The location could change if there is Read More

Who Will Be Accountable for Students Left Behind?

The following is written by Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. They may be followed on Twitter at @JBartlett_NH. Printed with permission. Senate Bill 193, to establish an Education Savings Account program for New Hampshire families, was simple and efficient. Then the House Finance Committee got hold of it. In the Read More

UNH Poll: NH Voters Support Education Savings Accounts

The following is a guest article written by Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy for EdChoice. Previously, he was policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He also served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was an education policy research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Although Read More

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