|The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, applauds New Hampshire lawmakers for passing a budget that includes Education Freedom Accounts. Today, the NH House voted to include the measure in the state’s budget, and it will now head to the Governor’s desk.
Statement from Tommy Schultz, CEO of the American Federation for Children:
“Children and families in New Hampshire are the latest beneficiaries of the 2021 school choice wave, which has led to more than a dozen states enacting or expanding school choice legislation in recent months. Thanks to the bold lawmakers who put kids before politics, more families in New Hampshire will benefit from educational freedom, regardless of family income. We want to thank those lawmakers, as well as the many in-state advocates, such as Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire, for their tireless efforts on behalf of families.”
- The Education Freedom Accounts can be used for tuition, tutoring, online learning, textbooks, and other educational needs
- Families earning up to 300% of the federal poverty line are eligible for the program
- The State Department of Education projects the expansion will save the state more than $350 million over the next decade