CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School choice advocates in the Granite State will use National School Choice Week 2015 to celebrate the recent and unanimous decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court rejecting a challenge to the constitutionality of the Education Tax Credit law. The law allows corporations to receive tax credits for making donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations that cover education expenses for children from low-income families.
Supporters of the program, along with backers of other school choice options throughout the state, will hold a celebratory rally and film screening on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 10:00 am at the Concord Holiday Inn.
The event, which will feature the screening of a documentary, 'Live Free and Learn,' focusing on the court victory, is planned by the Network for Educational Opportunity, the Granite State Christian School Association, the New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools, and the CATO Institute. The celebration will also spotlight other school choice options available to New Hampshire families.
"We, at NEO, are thrilled to have the opportunity to empower NH families to overcome the financial barriers to choosing a school that is a great fit for their child. The time to fund education that spikes achievement, remedies poor results, and prevents bullying is now," said Kate Baker, executive director, Network for Educational Opportunity.
"The Center for Innovative Schools is proud to partner with NSCW as we celebrate the many benefits available to New Hampshire students as a result of greater diversity and increased choice. We thank you for your support and expertise as we work to bring expanded education options to all New Hampshire students," said Matt Southerton, director, New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools.
Celebrated every year in January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on all types of effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The celebration is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. National School Choice Week 2015 will feature a history-making 11,000 independently planned and independently funded events across all 50 states.
For more information, contact:
Kate Baker, Network for Educational Opportunity
[email protected] or (603) 785-0174
SOURCE National School Choice Week