April 17, 2014
Despite the chilly temperature, approximately 50 people, including more than a dozen children, arrived early to participate in a demonstration prior to the hearing. Although the court staff brought in additional seating, the room could not accommodate everyone who arrived in support of the scholarship program.
Once the hearing began, the attorneys were riddled with questions from the justices. Many of the questions centered on charitable donations to religiousRead More...
April 16, 2014
April 16th, 2014
Parents to N.H. Supreme Court: We Know Best, Let Us Choose Our Kids' Schools
With hundreds of kids' futures hanging in the balance, N.H. Supreme Court considers innovative low-income school choice program
Concord, N.H.—Today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court will hold a hearing to determine whether the state’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program is constitutional. The program enables low-income families to apply to private
March 31, 2014
Hope, Hunter and 54 other children in NH are pursuing their education – fully equipped – through homeschooling because they received scholarships through NEO. Their scholarships paid for computers, books and materials to keep them organized and put them on the road to excellence in education.
New Hampshire is the only state in the country in which such scholarship money can be used to help homeschoolers. There are no strings attached – no laws that restrict parents toRead More...
March 03, 2014
The Show-Me Institute releases first-ever study of New Hampshire's Opportunity Scholarship program. The program helps low- and middle-income families afford the schools of their choice by granting 85% tax credits to businesses that donate to nonprofit scholarship organizations.
The study finds that the program primarily benefits low-income families and that those families are highly satisfied.
The study's author, Jason Bedrick, is an education policy analyst at the Cato
February 03, 2014
NH scholarship program offers family a new start, but faces legal challenge
When the New Hampshire Legislature passed an educational tax credit program in 2012, a new world of opportunities opened for Tia Fader. She was the mother of two children who were struggling academically, and in need of a new start.
Now, after her daughters have found success in the School Choice Scholarship Act, it’s under assaultRead More...