Concord, NH – House Republican Leader Richard Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement in response to the hearing on HB632, relative to the education tax credit. HB632 seeks to repeal the education tax credit.
“As has been proven countless times, education is not one size fits all. No child learns exactly the same and each child has his or her own talents and strengths. Unfortunately, other than the choice to uproot and move to a different school district, most families have lacked choice in education, which is a barrier preventing many children from achieving their full potential,” said Rep. Hinch.
“This has been an extremely successful program that has given, to date, 877 students across our state a helping hand. In the current school year, there are 413 students who have received a scholarship thanks to this program,” Hinch continued. “These scholarships are provided through private donations, not state funds. Why anyone would seek to remove this program is beyond me; it just doesn’t make sense. House Republicans remain committed to supporting and exploring opportunities to enrich students’ educational experiences and find ways to enable families to make the best education choices for their children.”