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Letters to the Editor

April 4, 2013

Education Tax Credit Scholarships

Opponents of New Hampshire’s new Education Tax Credit Scholarships, which will be eliminated if HB370 is passed, claim that these scholarships will financially harm public schools. Although the law providing these scholarships may decrease enrollment at public schools and increase it at private schools, this will not negatively impact public school students themselves. While the overall number of teaching jobs will not change either, private schools may experience an increase in their need for teachers while public schools will experience a decrease. Because of this anticipated result, teachers unions have been waging a war to pass HB370 and eliminate Education Tax Credit Scholarships. They have been brainwashing parents with the fear that these so-called “vouchers” will take money away from public school students and that their children’s education will suffer.

Educating our children effectively should be our priority, not employing and compensating teachers. Education Tax Credit Scholarships may force some public school teachers to give up those pricey union benefits that we taxpayers end up paying for. These benefits have contributed to a per-pupil cost in New Hampshire that has almost doubled over the past ten years. At the same time, many private schools do a better job teaching our kids for a much lower price. Public schools could learn a thing or two from these private schools, and if HB370 is defeated, public schools will have to compete with their private counterparts, and this competition will result in better education for all of our children.

Arlene Quaratiello

Atkinson

 

 

 

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