Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the New Hampshire Superior Court decision addressing school choice.

"We are disappointed with today's decision and are hopeful that this ruling will be overturned by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

"Education choice is about parents being able to find the best possible educational opportunities for their children, regardless of family income. The School Choice Bill has leveled the playing field, offering even our poorest students the opportunity to access the educational environment that is best for them.

"Governor Hassan has attempted to repeal this important program and demonstrated an elitist and callous disregard for the most vulnerable students in our community. Private funds, not taxpayer dollars, support Education Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarships raising more than $150,000 to support the nearly 250 students who have applied to the program. It is obvious that citizens of New Hampshire are supportive of this critical program and want to see it continued."