UL Debunks School Choice Attacks
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The Union Leader defends New Hampshire’s new school choice scholarship law from political attacks.
In June, legislators passed a law that allows businesses to get state tax credits for a portion of their donations to educational scholarship funds.
The scholarships, which must average $2,500, would help families who are unsatisfied with their local public school pay the cost of tuition at a non-public school.
New Hampshire Democrats are attacking this achievement by saying that Republicans this year took money from public schools to give to private schools. That is terribly misleading, to put it charitably.
The average scholarship cost is, by law, less than what the state pays in per-pupil education aid. And the tax credit covers most, not all, of a company’s donation to the scholarship funds. So the state actually pays a lot less for each scholarship student than it does for each public school student.
The difference remains in the state’s coffers.
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