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Friday
Aug292014

NH Republican Senate Majority - Bradley, Carson applaud Supreme Court decision upholding school choice program 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Tax credits for scholarships going to low-income NH families

 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) and Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) today applauded the New Hampshire Supreme Court decision to dismiss a lawsuit against New Hampshire’s School Choice Scholarship Program.

 

“School choice scholarships give low-income families more flexibility to find the best educational options for their children. Public schools in New Hampshire do a great job of meeting the educational needs of most students. But as a parent I know that some children need more choices for their education, which is why I have long supported charter schools, homeschooling, choice in which public school to attend as well as tax credit scholarships for low income students,” Bradley said “I’m pleased that New Hampshire’s School Choice Scholarship Program will be allowed to continue.”

 

“This is a great day for school choice, and for all parents looking to provide their children with the best education possible,” Carson said. “School choice is a proven tool to increase educational quality.”

 

Bradley and Carson were co-sponsors of SB 372, a 2012 bill which established education tax credits to fund school choice scholarships for low-income families.

Friday
Aug292014

Cornerstone remarks on Duncan v. New Hampshire regarding education tax credit law 

Cornerstone Action

New Hampshire's Education Tax credit law remains in effect, helping New Hampshire students


For immediate release
August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court today left the education tax credit law in place, in the case of Duncan et al. v. State of New Hampshire et al. Cornerstone's Executive Director Bryan McCormack had this to say about the decision.

"Every New Hampshire child has won today. In upholding the Education Tax Credit law, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has said 'yes' to a constructive partnership among families, innovative educators, and business owners who know that today's K-12 students are tomorrow's New Hampshire leaders. We have thought from the very beginning that this litigation was ill-advised. More businesses will now have the confidence to donate to a nonprofit scholarship organization, knowing that a tax credit is available. Today, New Hampshire's children from low- and middle-income families know that their education is no longer limited to a one-size-fits-all system. That's good news for New Hampshire."
 



Cornerstone Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information and advocacy. Our vision is to create an environment in which strong families—the foundation of our society—can lead New Hampshire into a new era of prosperity and strength. For more information, please visit nhcornerstone.org.

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:



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