House leader advocates for education freedom accounts

CONCORD – Speaker of the House Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry) and Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the introduction of HB20, establishing the Richard “Dick” Hinch education freedom account program.

Speaker Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry):

“The challenges that students, families, and educators are facing are unprecedented. While schools are working to reopen and/or provide alternative models of instruction, the quality and consistency of offerings varies from school to school and district to district. Parents are being left to pick up the slack with educational, social, and emotional needs of children.”

“In the wake of the pandemic, education funds must be provided directly to families so that they can foster stable and continuous learning, and to pay for any educational option that works best for their situation – at their sole discretion. Education Freedom Accounts ensure and support a high quality, flexible, and unique publicly funded education for all New Hampshire students.”