For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013
CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the Senate's vote to table HB 370, legislation to repeal the school voucher tax credit:
"It is disappointing that a majority of the New Hampshire Senate has decided to stand by the misguided school voucher program. Ensuring that our workforce is ready for the jobs of today and tomorrow means that our public schools must be able to help New Hampshire's young people develop the skills, knowledge, and innovative thinking needed in a 21st century economy. At a time when the state and local communities are struggling to adequately fund K-12 education, diverting taxpayer dollars to religious and private schools with no standards or accountability puts an added burden on our communities and sends the wrong message to our young people."