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School choice bill fails in key committee vote
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Apr 26, 4:51 AM: Call them private school vouchers or freedom scholarships, but either way the school choice bill, SB 193, is going to the full House next week with a negative vote from the House Finance Committee.
Letter: Cline pushing school choice agenda
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Apr 25, 4:42 AM: I believe we have an urgent need for an unbiased, nonpartisan report from New Hampshire’s higher education community which provides a localized analysis of research findings on the student achievement effects of state >
School choice bill fading fast
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Apr 23, 5:37 AM: The prospects for passage of a school choice bill have gone from bad to worse as SB 193 limps toward the legislative deadline, now only weeks away.
N.H. school voucher bill dealt blow by House subcommittee
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Apr 18, 5:45 AM: A controversial bill allowing families to put state education dollars toward private schooling options was dealt a blow Tuesday when a subpanel of lawmakers voted, 7-1, to refer it to interim study.
Column: Digging deeper into where school choice money goes
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Apr 17, 5:19 AM: The law does provide tax credit to companies donating to scholarship organizations. In turn, scholarship organizations will provide scholarships to children attending private schools or public schools outside their >
State Rep. Glenn Cordelli: The constitutionality of education savings accounts
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Apr 16, 5:57 AM: Recently two of my colleagues in the New Hampshire House wrote that Senate Bill 193, the “school voucher” bill, is unconstitutional (Monitor Forum, March 24). I believe that my friends are incorrect, and the U.S. Supreme >
N.H. Senate takes up bill to give charter schools dibs on abandoned public school property
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Apr 12, 6:48 AM: In some New Hampshire school districts, unused buildings, once dedicated to classrooms and hallways, languish for years. New legislation in the Senate would mandate that the districts relinquish the buildings – and turn >
State Rep. Victoria Sullivan: In arguing against SB 193, opponents perpetuate myths
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Apr 12, 5:30 AM: Senate Bill 193 has been called the voucher bill, the bill to destroy public education, the bill that will raise your property taxes, the bill that has zero accountability. These accusations have been published in >
MWV Leadership 2018 Class focuses on high school grads
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Apr 11, 6:04 AM: Faced with a drain of young people out of the area in search of good jobs, Leadership MMV Class of 2018 hopes to give local students a reason to stay after high school by promoting non-college based careers. >
Letter: House should kill school voucher bill
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Apr 10, 6:05 AM: As a retired teacher, a parent of four children who benefited from a New Hampshire public school education, and a long-term school board member, I am very concerned about Senate Bill 193.
Letter: Urge NH House to reject SB193, the school voucher bill
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Apr 9, 5:37 AM: Should NH tax dollars support religious schools? Should NH tax dollars be entrusted to private “scholarship organizations” whose profits depend on the number of students they pull from the public schools? Should NH tax >
N.H. Senators Hear Testimony on Bill to Expand Education Tax Credit Program
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Apr 5, 4:48 AM: State Senators heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would expand the state’s only existing school choice program.
Editorial: SB 193 offers no additional choice, but would shift tax dollars to private education
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Apr 2, 4:54 AM: Senate Bill 193, which would enact “education savings accounts” — essentially a voucher system for parents wanting to remove their children from public schools — is before the N.H. House Finance Committee, where it’s >
N.H. School Boards Association urges rejection of SB 193
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Apr 2, 4:35 AM: SB 193 also ignores accountability and fiscal transparency. SB 193 takes state adequacy aid and diverts that money to private educational programs that are not required to follow state accountability and student assessment >
Public school administrators launch effort against school choice bill
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Mar 30, 5:25 AM: With Senate Bill 193 stuck in a holding pattern in the New Hampshire House, opponents of education savings accounts launched what they hope is a final attack on the legislation that would allow public dollars to go to >
State Rep. Michael Moffett: Latest version of SB 193 is worthy of consideration
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Mar 29, 5:55 AM: The noted philosopher Craig Ferguson said that “sometimes you need to question the status quo.” New Hampshire legislators who remain open as to how Senate Bill 193 and school choice might help Granite State families are >
State Reps. Mel Myler and David Luneau: School voucher bill is unconstitutional – and wrong
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Mar 26, 5:27 AM: Public funds to pay for private schooling? This is the key question facing the issue of Educational Savings Accounts as outlined in Senate Bill 193. ESAs allow parents to use at least 95 percent of state education aid >
Letter: Where’s the money for voucher bill?
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Mar 23, 5:40 AM: Thank you Mary Wilke (Monitor Forum, March 17) for pointing out what the latest reality of the proposed Senate Bill 193 or “Education Savings Accounts” bill really means for each town in New Hampshire. >
With N.H. Lawmakers Focused Elsewhere, Another School Choice Bill Flies Under The Radar
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Mar 6, 6:10 AM: For over a year now, education policy watchers in Concord have focused their attention on a controversial bill that would create Education Savings Accounts.
Tweaked N.H. voucher bill could be much cheaper – to the state
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Mar 1, 6:02 AM: Eyeing potential costs to the state, lawmakers have pitched a proposal to dramatically narrow a voucher-like program under consideration at the State House. A new analysis suggests the new plan would substantially lower >

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