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Boscawen mom supports school choice at press conference

Boscawen mom supports school choice at press conference

National and local school choice advocacy groups held a press conference in Concord to support SB 193, the bill that would create an “education freedom savings account” program, or vouchers, in New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor reported on why a Boscawen mother supports the bill:

Governor Sununu on SB 193: I have concerns about putting public funds towards non-public schools

Governor Sununu on SB 193: I have concerns about putting public funds towards non-public schools

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:

After work session on SB 193, questions remain about NH’s voucher bill

After work session on SB 193, questions remain about NH’s voucher bill

The House Education Committee held a full committee work session on SB 193 on Wednesday, which would create “education freedom savings accounts” in New Hampshire. The Senate passed the bill in March, but the bill is meeting some resistance and has some still unanswered questions in the House.

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Frank Edelblut sat down for an interview with NHPR to discuss his passion for education and SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in New Hampshire. Read excerpt here:

Concord Monitor: Who wins with school vouchers? Not taxpayers

Concord Monitor: Who wins with school vouchers? Not taxpayers

The Concord Monitor Editorial Board featured a piece on SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in the state:

Upper Valley school board chairs: SB 193 would continue trend of underfunding its public school obligations

Upper Valley school board chairs: SB 193 would continue trend of underfunding its public school obligations

Chairmen and chairwomen from four Upper Valley school boards united to submit this letter to the Valley News:

Dr. Carl Ladd: We do more for school choice now than we ever did before

Dr. Carl Ladd: We do more for school choice now than we ever did before

Dr. Carl Ladd, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, spoke with NHPR about the NHSAA’s concerns with SB 193. The bill would create a universal voucher program in the state, allowing parents to use state education funds for private school tuition and homeschooling expenses. 

Senator Reagan talks with NHPR on SB 193

Senator Reagan talks with NHPR on SB 193

Senate Bill 193 allows parents to receive 90% of the state education grant (“adequacy aid”) in the form of a scholarship to use towards private school tuition, homeschooling expenses, or other academic costs. The bill’s prime sponsor, Senator John Reagan (Deerfield), spoke with NHPR about the bill:

Union Leader: Empowering parents: School choice for all NH students

Union Leader: Empowering parents: School choice for all NH students

The Union Leader Editorial Board supported SB 193 in this editorial:

Concord school board member: Vouchers would undermine school districts

Concord school board member: Vouchers would undermine school districts

Concord School Board member Maureen Redmond-Scura wrote an open letter to Governor Sununu in the Concord Monitor on SB 193, the universal voucher bill that’s currently in the House: