House Democrats Stand Against Education Freedom

Concord, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the House voted on HB1665, relative to student eligibility for education freedom accounts and the scholarship organization’s costs of administering the program, extending phase-out grants for education freedom accounts, and revising the definitions of average daily membership in attendance and average daily membership in residence.

“Today, House Democrats once again showed their true colors by denying countless children the chance to get the best education possible. By opposing the expansion of the wildly successful Education Freedom Account program, they have made it clear that they prioritize institutions over the well-being of our children. HB1665 was a golden opportunity to give over half of our state’s children the flexibility to reach their true potential, but Democrats chose to stand against what is best for kids.”

“New Hampshire’s Education Freedom Account program is not just a local success; it is rated as the most effective and popular education choice program in the entire country. Despite this, Democrats have repeatedly attempted to dismantle the program. Giving more Granite State children the opportunity to benefit from EFAs remains one of our top priorities, and we will continue to fight for every student’s right to an education that suits their unique needs.”