Tag: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

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

Applying for ESAs

New Hampshire is closer to making Education Savings Accounts a reality. They are funds that children receive to designated accounts for specified educational purposes as directed by their families. Approved uses may include online classes, tutoring, textbooks, AP classes, assessments, special-needs services, dual-enrollment courses, private school tuition, homeschool expenses, and other education-related fees. Interested families Read More

ESA bill in House Finance Committee

The House Finance Committee is considering SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, and we expect them to schedule a session soon to vote on it. We need people to write to the committee urging them to support this critical bill that empowers our most vulnerable children with educational opportunities. We’ve developed tips and information Read More

Family Profile: Putting Pieces Together

We are honored several New Hampshire families have shared their stories about what educational options mean to them as part of our Family Profile series. This profile is from a single mom, a widow, who needed alternatives for her bright daughter. She managed to put the pieces together at a private school and today supports Read More

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