NH Legislature Plans to Raise Property Taxes by Starving Towns of Millions of Dollars.
Concord, NH, December 20, 2017 – NEA-New Hampshire North Country Executive Board Member Jon Dugan-Henriksen released the following statement on SB 193, the Legislature’s disastrous plan to raise local property taxes to benefit well-off private schools.
“Vouchers will divert public tax dollars from schools that need it, to private schools and individuals who will use it with little to no oversight, leaving our state to ensure adequacy with aid money that does not exist,” said Dugan-Henriksen.
“Data from other states show no evidence that vouchers improve student outcomes. In fact, given the opportunity to vote directly on vouchers, voters have overwhelmingly rejected them time and time again.”
“The one common result in states that have adopted vouchers is that they increase cost by requiring the public to fund two separate school systems, one public, and one private,” said Dugan-Henriksen. “This is something that neither the North Country, nor New Hampshire, can afford.”