Tag: Manifest Educational Hardship

Why does public education fear school choice?

Over 90% of today’s school-age children attend public schools, with the remaining going to private schools and home education programs. But, heaven forbid, a person speaks up about a bad experience with the public schools or why they chose an alternative for their children. I attended a multi-day liberty-oriented event this summer where many attendees Read More

Schedule for Week of May 13, 2019

The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will vote on all remaining legislation, including one school-choice related bill. This is a good opportunity to contact them with your thoughts on these important bills. The full Senate will vote on the Manifest Educational Hardship (MEH) bill on May 15th; this is the time to contact your Read More

Schedule for Week of May 6, 2019

The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will vote on all remaining legislation, including a couple school-choice related bills. This is a good opportunity to contact them with your thoughts on these important bills. The full Senate is likely to vote on them when they reconvene on May 15th, so it is also a good Read More

Schedule for Week of April 8, 2019

This week the NH House focuses on the budget and a few remaining bills before “cross over” is complete. Each education committee has a bill we are monitoring; see specifics below. We are approximately halfway through this year’s legislative session. With your help, we successfully neutralized eminent threats to the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship 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

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

Schedule for Week of March 4, 2019

Our full attention is on the House Ways and Means Committee as they reconvene the public hearing for HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Tuesday, March 5th starting at 1:00pm. Details about the hearing are available here. The committee held the first part of the Read More

Schedule for Week of January 21, 2019

Welcome to National School Choice Week! It is a cross-country series of independent events that spotlight the array of K-12 learning environments. It began January 20th and last through January 26th, 2019. It all started eight years ago and has noted over 58,000 events across the country! It is a fabulous way to highlight the Read More

Educational Options Keep Children Safe

Increasingly school safety, whether it is school shootings or chronic bullying or ineffective discipline policies, prompts families to seek educational options. Children should not fear for their safety to receive an education and families should not have to accept unsafe conditions for lack of alternatives. In early June, a fifth-grade Plaistow student spoke at a Read More

Schedule for Week of March 5, 2018

The legislature has its winter break this week and will resume the week of March 5. All of our bills have been exec’d in committees and several will likely have votes in the NH House of Representatives at their next session. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to Read More

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