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Friday
Aug292014

NH House Republican Leader Reacts to Supreme Court Opinion on Education Tax Credit Law 

CONCORD - House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following statement in reaction to the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling that upheld the School Choice Education Tax Credit program established in 2012.

 

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

 

“House Republicans applaud the court’s ruling and are grateful that this program will be able to facilitate more scholarships for New Hampshire students who may not otherwise be able to afford alternatives to their local public schools. We thank those who administer the scholarship program and those companies who have made generous donations to the program, for having persevered in the face of unnecessary legal opposition. The winners here are New Hampshire families and students.”


“House Republicans will continue to support and explore opportunities to enrich students’ educational experiences and find ways to enable families to make the best education choices for their children.”

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House Republican Office

State House Room 307

Friday
Aug292014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON SCHOOL CHOICE COURT RULING 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding the New Hampshire Supreme Court's ruling on school choice:

 

"We are pleased that the court's decision will allow this worthy program to continue to benefit New Hampshire children.

"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 waged an assault on school choice and demonstrated a callous disregard for the most vulnerable students in our community. It is obvious that Granite Staters are supportive of this critical program and it's time for the governor to stop her reckless and partisan attempts to destroy it." 

Thursday
Aug142014

Rubens For US Senate - Helping NH Students Prepare for the Future  

 Quality schools are critical to our nation's long-term strength and prosperity. The one-size fits all, big government approach of Senator Shaheen and President Obama is not working. Despite spending more money than most countries, America continues to fall behind our global counterparts. In fact, according to a recent study, the United States has slipped to 30th in math and 23rd in science, (from 24 and 19 respectively in 2009). Another study suggested that "countries with a greater choice of schools provided better educational outcomes than those that offered fewer choices of schools."

Jim Rubens has a long win record on two key education policy goals: school choice and teacher quality - without federal control.

As State Senator, Jim Rubens wrote and lead passage of New Hampshire's charter school law. As Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Jim Rubens worked to make community college course credits transferable to four-year colleges to help reduce higher education costs. He protected home schoolers from increased regulation. He helped pass state-level student privacy protections consistent with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Jim Rubens sat down with two recent charter school graduates and the principal of North Country Charter Academy. They discuss why a charter school experience benefits a students' educational background and improves personal well being. Please view and share the video below:



Now is the perfect time for you to get involved with the campaign. We have a great group of volunteers who are helping us right now, and we could use your help to do even more.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

ALG's Daily Grind - The IRS attacked pro-Israel groups 

 

 

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July 30, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

The IRS attacked pro-Israel groups
Long before the 2010 Citizens United, the IRS was already targeting in 2009 the tax-exempt applications of groups that were pro-Israel. 

'A dangerous expansion of Kelo'
Irvington, N.J. and Richmond, Calif. want to force banks to write down the principal owed on your house. But why would a bank ever make mortgages in those cities ever again?

2007: A great year for growing bad legislation like the ethanol mandate
"It may have been Bush who planted the ethanol mandate, but it is the Obama administration that is fertilizing it and keeping it alive, when it should be yanked out by its roots."

Jindal and Walker: What's Obama's problem with school choice?
"Why would the federal Department of Justice cite the Civil Rights Act and the specter of segregation to try and block a school choice program where more than nine in 10 participants come from racial minority groups?" Good question.

Friday
Jul252014

Using AmazonSmile supports Alliance for School Choice 

 

The first day of school is just around the corner!
  
With children going back to school, it’s time to replace outgrown clothing and shoes, acquire grade-level gear and replenish school supplies.
  
Unfortunately, for many of our youth, back to school may never happen. Across our country, boys and girls are increasingly dropping out due to poor schools, feeling frustrated at not getting the help they need to learn or because of unsafe environments. Every single day another 6,000 children drop out – limiting their chances at a bright future and ensuring future struggles for our cities, communities and our nation.
This is why we so desperately need your support to keep kids in school.
  
How can you help kids stay in school?
It’s simple—you shop on Amazon.com and they donate a portion of proceeds to the Alliance for School Choice.
  
How does it work?
1.   Visit AmazonSmile and login with your Amazon account [or if you don’t have one, set up an account]
2.   Select a charitable organization [that’s the Alliance for School Choice!]
3.   Whenever you shop Amazon in the future, return to Smile.Amazon.com [you will see the Alliance name in the header!]
4.   And then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. [What a great way to shop and support the Alliance!]
  
So if you want to help kids stay in school, please register at AmazonSmile to support Alliance for School Choice: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2111508
  
If you don’t shop on Amazon but still want to help kids stay in school,

Donations to the Alliance for School Choice are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. The Alliance for School Choice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan education organization.