NEA New Hampshire is greatly disappointed with the Court’s ruling today regarding the constitutionality of the voucher scheme now in place in New Hampshire. In a ruling that did not address the merits of the case, the court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have sufficient standing to bring the case before the court.
“No matter how they try to dress it up, diverting dollars that should have been paid in taxes to fund public education to other sources, defunds and dilutes public education and will result in a diminishment in the scope of services provided to all the children of New Hampshire,” said Scott McGilvray, NEA-NH President.
“As I have said many, many times, we have a public school system in New Hampshire to be proud of. The Legislature should protect and improve it, not denigrate and defund it. We hope that in the next legislative session, our elected officials are able to keep their focus on student achievement and accountability, and not on corporate profits at the expense of our children.
Our 16,000 members will focus their efforts to ensure that candidates who support the promise of public education for all New Hampshire children, regardless of their zip code or income, reach the Statehouse this November.”