Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) and Deputy Majority Floor Leader Joe Alexander (R-Goffstown) released the following statements after the House failed to pass HB1561, relative to qualifications for student eligibility in the education freedom accounts program, on a vote of 185-197.

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne:

“New Hampshire Democrats believe in a one-size-fits-all system of education that cannot possibly provide the opportunity for an adequate education for all children. Today we heard that their answer is to throw more money at the problem rather than actually help students. Once again, they are supporting systems over children’s needs.”

“Children who fall outside of the income cap, and are in our most vulnerable student groups, deserve the chance to succeed. By expanding the Education Freedom Accounts to marginalized students, we would be investing in the future of the Granite State. Instead, today’s vote shows that Democrats would rather invest in a failing system than their futures.”

Deputy Majority Floor Leader Joe Alexander:

“It is amazing to me that the party that claims to be in favor of LGBTQ+ rights, have completely failed to stand up and provide more educational opportunities to that same group of students who may be struggling in their current school.”