New Hampshire civic and business leader Val Zanchuk writes an oped about the damage vouchers would do to New Hampshire’s top performing school system, making the point students from higher income families would be the primary beneficiaries.
“The 74”, a national web site that covers education from a conservative viewpoint, reported on SB 193. Here are some excerpts: Soon [“Live free or die.”] may prevail in schooling as well, as lawmakers decide whether to create a universal system of education savings accounts and a conservative new governor […]
Letters to the Seacoast Media papers and the Union Leader express varying opinions about New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.
Dave Solomon’s State House Dome reports that SB 193, the school choice bill, is unlikely to pass in this legislative session and that the governor is ambivalent about the bill.
The Monitor provides background on the lack of sufficient Republican support for the ambitious voucher bill and reports that the State Employee Association has weighed in heavily against Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan.
On NHPR’s The Exchange this morning, Josh Rogers ran a clip of a statement given by Governor Sununu on SB 193. The bill would create an “education freedom savings account” program, or voucher system, in New Hampshire. Here’s what the Governor said:
The Union Leader Editorial Board featured this piece on their former editor’s appointment to the State Board of Education:
The Concord Monitor reported on two amendments proposed by Senator David Watters (Dover), one of which creates a committee to study the structure of the Department of Education. Here’s an excerpt of the article:
Governor Chris Sununu has nominated former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline to the State Board of Education, reported the Union Leader. Cline will replace longtime member and current chairman Tom Raffio, who has served on the board for 10 years.
The Associated Press reported that Governor Chris Sununu has replaced State Board of Education chairman Tom Raffio this week. Raffio has served on the State Board of Education for 10 years. From the report: