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Townhall - National School Choice Week


Good morning:

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders.

As Americans, we must do everything possible to ensure that children in our country are prepared for the opportunities and the challenges of real life.
Every child has potential, and with school choice and opportunity in education, more children in our country can achieve their own American dreams.

That is the message of National School Choice Week, which starts in just days.

Running from January 24-30, 2016 and featuring 16,140 events across the country, National School Choice Week will be the largest series of education-related events in US history.

Will you take just two minutes today and watch this video about school choice? Click here to watch.

I am confident that it will inspire you about what we, as Americans, can do -- and in many cases, have done -- to empower parents with more opportunities for their children's K-12 education.

With school choice, America's kids have a greater chance of achieving their own American dreams.

Click here to watch the video.

School choice is an issue with supporters on both sides of the political aisle. I invite you to voice your support for school choice during National School Choice Week, too. We're not asking for a penny of your money (Ipromise!) We're simply asking that you watch this video, and share it with friends. And then, if you want, join our social media efforts by pre-loading a Facebook post or a Tweet.

Thank you in advance.

With Gratitude,

Andrew Campanella
National School Choice Week

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NHLA Supports the Croydon School Board's School Choice Program

Concord – The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance supports the innovative school choice program offered in Croydon, NH. This common-sense initiative allows market competition to set the price for educational options, and empowers parents with choices that best fit their children's needs and goals. This is a win-win for tax-payers, schools, and students.

The Croydon School Board created this program when their contract with the Newport school district expired. Parents can now choose among selected public and private school options. If the tuition for those alternatives exceeds the contracted amount at Newport schools, the parents pay the difference. If the amount is lower, it is a cost savings to Croydon residents. In the 2015-2016 school year five Croydon students are utilizing this option and attending the nearby Newport Montessori School, at a savings of approximately $4,000 per student.

The New Hampshire Department of Education has selectively quoted state statute in its efforts to end Croydon's school choice program. We believe Croydon's arrangement is consistent with NH statute and current practices for tuitioning-out students to other schools, including private institutions.

The NHLA stands behind Croydon and their efforts to fulfill their responsibility and provide "best fit" educational choices for their students.

About the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance: The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. We do this by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. 

For more information about the NHLA, please visit, or call us at (603) 513-7180.


Watchdog - NO CHOICE: Ruling threatens school choice 



“We need a President who will stand up for students …We can increase opportunity for every American if we take on the special interests and entrenched establishment that are holding too many children back.”

Governor Jeb Bush
Town Hall
September 1, 2015

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As a decades-long advocate for school choice, I’ve met countless families who have unlocked opportunity for their children through quality education options. That’s why, during my time as Governor, we made expanding parental choice a key part of our overhaul of Florida’s education system.

The results speak for themselves: Today, more than 300,000 kids in Florida are in school choice programs. Florida leads the nation in reading for low-income and minority fourth graders. Graduation rates have increased by almost 50 percent in the state. The number of ‘D' and ‘F' schools in Florida decreased from 28 percent to 5 percent, and the number of ‘A’ and ‘B' schools in Florida increased from 21 percent to 74 percent. Finally, Florida is one of the only states in the nation to make real progress in closing the achievement gap.

Unfortunately, the very educational opportunities that are giving so many students a better shot in life are under assault by Hillary Clinton’s staunchest supporters, the teachers unions. Last August, a group organized by the state teachers union in Tallahassee sued the state of Florida to end the tax credit scholarship program. Even though they rightfully lost the case, the union last week appealed the decision, proving the war on parental choice in Florida continues.

We need a President who will stand up for students. Restoring the right to rise in America begins with providing every child access to a quality education. Education shouldn’t be a federal initiative, but it can be a national priority. I know we can increase opportunity for every American if we take on the special interests and entrenched establishment that are holding too many children back. I know we can do it because I saw what happened when we took on the teachers union in Tallahassee and won, putting students first.






Watchdog - Same-gender schools are improving academic performance