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Vouchers: the news just gets worse and worse (letter from Joan Jacobs to the Portsmouth Herald)

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use taxpayer dollars to replace public education with Christian education,” says Joan Jacobs.  Concisely put, Joan.

The more I learn about New Hampshire’s school voucher program, the more I realize it is a solution in search of a problem.

Bill Duncan’s opinion piece gives the public more evidence of how ill-advised this program is.

The advocates and the organization poised to administer the program are driven by a dangerous agenda. They aim to use taxpayer dollars to replace public education with Christian education.

The program enacted in the last legislature has no accountability mechanisms to make certain participating children get a quality education.

Vouchers are sold as a solution to help poor kids get a better education — but better and more accountable alternatives such as charter schools are available.

Since the voucher program isn’t going to do our state any good, the N.H. Legislature needs to repeal the law as soon as possible.

I urge state Sen. Nancy Stiles to revisit her original position on the issue and also to take a hard look at the accumulating evidence against vouchers and to vote for its repeal when HB370 comes before the Senate.

Joan Jacobs

Portsmouth

via Voucher program takes cash from public schools | SeacoastOnline.com.


1 Comment

  1. “Vouchers are sold as a solution to help poor kids get a better education — but better and more accountable alternatives such as charter schools are available.” As I stated earlier, information presented here helps the public to understand what is at stake.

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