• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • New Hampshire Joins Growing Movement, Embraces School Choice

    The New Hampshire legislature recently passed a tuition tax credit option that would provide low- and middle-income students with increased educational choice.

    The School Choice Scholarship Act would provide tax credits to businesses that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide vouchers to low- and middle-income children. The participating businesses can receive a credit of up to 85 percent of their donations. Students would receive up to $2,500 per scholarship to move to another school or up to $625 to cover the expenses of homeschooling.

    The School Choice Scholarship Act also has the benefit of being revenue neutral. The cost of the credits going toward participating businesses will be offset by lowering the number of students going to public schools and receiving per-student contributions to their public school district. As Julianne Cooper, local president and dean of Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester, noted: “I see an enormous amount of flexibility within the system and basically it costs no one anything.”

    Robert Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, observed that “New Hampshire is part of a national movement that recognizes the value in offering kids high-quality educational options. New Hampshire joins a host of other states that are moving school choice forward in 2012.”

    Kyle Bonnell is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. For more information on interning at Heritage, please visit: http://www.heritage.org/about/internships-young-leaders/the-heritage-foundation-internship-program

    Posted in Education [slideshow_deploy]

    Comments are closed.

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.