Josiah Bartlett Center - Real Choice for NH Students

Josiah Bartlett Center President Charlie Arlinghaus issued this statement following the votes in the New Hampshire House and Senate to override Governor John Lynch's veto of the School Choice Scholarship Act:


"This modest program promises more opportunity for more more children and will make a tremendous difference in the lives of individual students.

"The success would not have happened without the diligence and patient work of many but particularly Sen. Jim Forsythe and Rep. Greg Hill."


Research Fellow Jason Bedrick's study "Choosing to Learn" helped guide lawmakers in drafting the School Choice Scholarship Act. He reached the following conclusion:


"When designed and implemented properly, a scholarship tax credit program is a constitutional, popular, and fiscally sound method to increase educational options for low-­‐
income families."