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Senate Committee Packs Vouchers Into State Budget Passing Costs on to Local Property Taxpayers

Today the Senate Finance committee included the most sweeping school voucher program in the country in the NH State Budget. In fact, the language approved was even more expansive than that passed by the Senate only a couple of months ago. This legislation has still received no analysis from the Legislative Budget Assistant. “It essentially a blank check written by Senate Republicans to be paid by local property taxpayers of New Hampshire,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “This legislation will raise property taxes by diverting taxpayer money for private, religious

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NEA-NH: This Budget Can be a Better Representation of the Priorities of the People of New Hampshire

“We have an opportunity on this, National Teacher Appreciation Day, to show the most important people we serve as educators, our students, that we support a strong public education for all by funding our schools and striving to be a more inclusive and just community.“ Today, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle offered the following testimony to the Senate Finance Committee during their hearing on the state budget bills. Dear Chairman Daniels and Honorable members of the Senate Finance Committee, While the state budget bills contain numerous provisions in them, my testimony

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2021 Teacher Appreciation Week Message from Congressman Chris Pappas

“After an incredibly challenging year, I wanted to take a moment during this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week to thank the incredible educators across New Hampshire.”

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NEA-NH: We Have a Few Questions, Governor

CONCORD – We’re hoping to get some answers from the Governor at today’s press conference regarding his new order that circumvents the carefully crafted plans of many school districts in the state. Well before the Governor decided to insert himself into this process, school districts had developed safe re-opening plans and were on track to return to full-time classes by early May. Those plans were created with the input of educators, administrators, parents, and health officials to address the unique needs of each school and bring students back AS QUICKLY AND AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE – which has always been our goal. The Governor’s new order has brought unnecessary chaos to what was an orderly process to meet some new arbitrary deadline that he created without consulting anyone connected with

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NEA-NH Calling for RedForEd TOMORROW, Thursday, April 8

We’re asking all members and supporters to wear red to show our outrage over the Governor’s order Well before the Governor decided to insert himself into the process, many school districts had developed plans and were on track to return to full-time classes by early May.  Those plans were created with the input of educators, administrators, parents and health officials to address the unique needs of each school and bring students back AS QUICKLY AND AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. This has always been our goal. To call attention to the unnecessary chaos and complete lack of regard for local control and the safety of those who work and learn in public schools, we are calling on all members and supporters to wear Red for Ed on Thursday, April 8. Red

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NEA-NH Calling for RedForEd This Thursday

We’re asking all members and supporters to wear red to show our outrage over the Governor’s order that puts us and our students in danger. Without consultation or reason, Governor Sununu announced that all New Hampshire schools must offer a full-time five-day-a-week in-person learning option by April 19. Right now, many school districts are already on track to return to full-time classes by early May. Vaccines are a large part of the solution to keep our educators and kids safe. But they do not reach their maximum effectiveness until 2 weeks after the second dose. Not all educators got their vaccines right away, and even for those who did, the immunization process takes time. Even in the best case, most educators will not be considered fully vaccinated until late April or

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