Ed Krayewski on the Fight Against School Choice in New Hampshire

Tax credit benefiting low-income students under fire by anti-school choice activists


Robb North / Foter.com

Tax-credit-funded K-12 scholarships have been established in 11 states and are estimated to benefit more than 150,000 students. The scholarships are generally successful; in Florida, one study showed the presence of students receiving such scholarships improves the performance of public schools in those students' neighborhoods. Last year, New Hampshire enacted a tax credit of their own for businesses donating toward K-12 scholarships for low-income students. The scholarships can be used by parents to send their children to any school, public or private, or to homeschool them. Yet, writes Ed Krayewski, with just one scholarship organization approved by the state so far, the program is under attack in the state legislature and in the courts.