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What is an Education Freedom Account, and does my child qualify?

What is an Education Freedom Account (EFA)? An Education Freedom Account (EFA) is a government-approved savings account that can be used to pay for various educational expenses.  EFAs let families use their state per-pupil adequate education grant to purchase educational services outside of their assigned public school.  The grant amount will vary by student.  The […]

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Education Freedom Accounts would not defund public schools

The New Hampshire Senate has rolled into its budget a bill (Senate Bill 130) to create Education Freedom Accounts (EFAs), which would give lower-income families the option of choosing the school that best fits their child’s needs. Critics say they would defund public schools. But this isn’t true. EFAs would save taxpayers money while giving […]

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Bartlett report shows that Education Freedom Accounts will save taxpayer money, improve student outcomes

A new study from the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy finds that the Education Freedom Account program in Senate Bill 130 would save taxpayers $6.65 million in its first two years, decrease state aid to district public schools by only 0.024% by its second year, and decrease district public school enrollment by an average […]

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The forgotten children need school choice

By Shalimar Encarnacion I am a mother of three (now adults) from Manchester, a former co-chair of the Manchester NAACP Education Committee, and a supporter of school choice. Let me tell you why. As a Hispanic leader of color in my community, I’ve seen firsthand how many of our communities don’t have equal access to […]