Several parents spoke at the House Education Committee’s public hearing on the Education Saving Account bill, Senate Bill 193, on April 4th. Catie, a mother of five children and Hampton Falls resident, supports this critical educational choice bill because it will help more children succeed. She said that “fundamentally education happens in the mind of a child; not in an institution.” She said some children need an alternative environment to thrive; it’s unrealistic to expect public schools to be one-size-fits-all. Some children are bullied; some are a little different or learn at different speeds. Catie became emotional when she said that it can be a hardship and impractical to expect families to move to a different district to access a “better fit” education for their children. She also referenced meta studies by EdChoice regarding the fiscal responsibility of school choice. It levels the playing field for families of more modest means.
Sign the Petition
This petition will send an email to the House Education Committee and the House Finance Committee, urging them to support children’s individual learning needs and Senate Bill 193, the educational choice ESA bill.
The email includes a message that asks the committee members to support all our children, including those who do not “fit” in a traditional public school, and the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, as a win for students and communities. For greater impact, personalize it with your own message and mention what town you live in as legislators are usually more responsive to their constituents. Click on “read the petition” to edit the note.
For additional information on the ESA program, read the following articles.
Expanding Educational Opportunity in the Granite State
EdChoice: What NH Voters Think About School Choice and K-12 Education
Universal ESA Bill Could Make NH a National Leader in Education Choice
What is an Education Savings Account
EdChoice: A Win-Win Solution
Where are the Children
The Next Evolution in School Choice