Archive for the School Choice Category

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2017 CONTACT: Richard Komer, Institute for Justice, 703-682-9320 New study shows how Educational Savings Accounts are constitutional in NH  CONCORD —A legal review by the Institute for Justice, done in conjunction with the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, shows that Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) are constitutional under both […]

 

The survey found that 97 percent of parents of scholarship recipients are satisfied with their chosen private or home schools, 68 percent noticed measurable academic improvement since receiving the scholarship, and 74 percent of private school parents reported that they would have been unable to afford tuition without the scholarship. These findings are consistent with previous research and demonstrate once again the promise of educational choice programs.

 

The governor would like to spend state revenues directly for scholarships to be used at any approved school, public or private in the state. At the same time, in the same term, she is arguing that legislation that does the same thing is an unconstitutional breach that must be stopped. Rarely has any leader been so directly and perfectly contradictory.

 

The Constitutionality of School Choice in New Hampshire

by Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Charles G. Douglas, III
Historical Considerations Concerning the New Hampshire Blaine Amendment By Richard D. Komer, Institute for Justice

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy’s comprehensive analysis demonstrates that a choice program is consistent with court opinions and permissible under the New Hampshire State Constitution. In addition, a discussion of the Blaine Amendment describes their bigoted history.

 

Access to educational opportunities in New Hampshire is primarily determined by zip code and accident of birth. Though New Hampshire has some of the highest-performing public schools in the nation, performance across school districts is uneven. Public school students in wealthier towns like Windham and Bedford perform highly on standardized tests while their low-income peers in Claremont and Stratford lag behind.

 

Charlie Arlinghaus March 28, 2012 As originally publish in the New Hampshire Union Leader The School Choice Scholarship Act being considered in both the New Hampshire House and Senate is a modest step toward providing children of lesser means with the greater educational opportunity long afforded students from high income families. It is a truism […]

 

Charles M. Arlinghaus  March 2012 A proposed School Choice Scholarship Act under its proposed configuration would not start during the current budget cycle but would save the state budget $8 million over the next two budgets. This is not the primary consideration in any debate over school choice or a motivating factor for most supporters. […]

 

Scholarship Tax Credit

In recognition of School Choice Week, we are releasing the study below on Scholarship Tax Credit programs across the country and how they might work here in New Hampshire. The study is authored by Center Research Fellow Jason Bedrick.   Scholarship Tax Credit Programs Analysis

 

A series published jointly with The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Our third issue includes John Mitchell’s moving essay about how school choice changed his son’s life and the economics of who currently exercises school choice.
Changing Lives by Choosing Schools