Tue March 27, 2012
School Vouchers or Scholarship Tax Credits?
Today on the Exchange, we examine the controversy over education tax credits. Under a proposal at the Statehouse, businesses could donate to private school scholarships, and get a tax credit for doing so. Supporters say it’s a way to help all students achieve, regardless of means, but opponents say it’s a back-door way to use public money for private-school vouchers. We’ll look at this idea, and why it’s provoked so much debate.
Mary Stuart Gile - Democratic State Representative from Concord
Gregory Hill - Republican State Representative of Northfield
We'll also hear from...
Charlie Arlinghaus: President of the Josiah Bartlett Center, which has published a study called “Choosing to Learn: Scholarship Tax Credit Programs in the United States and Their Implications for New Hampshire.”
Bill Duncan: member of “Defending New Hampshire Public Education," an organization that formed in Sept. 2011 to address legislative initiatives on education.