Another View: David Hodges — New Hampshire must preserve scholarships that protect kids
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A STUDENT WHO WAS repeatedly subjected to brutal physical and emotional abuse by a classmate. A childhood cancer survivor who was so mistreated by her school’s administration that she is still struggling to recover as an adult. A student athlete whose protests about police misconduct led to vicious threats from students against his family and his life.
These sad stories fell on deaf ears as legislators voted recently to advance a bill to eliminate New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit Scholarship, which allowed these students to escape their schools. This modest program empowers hundreds of students in the Granite State to choose the school that works best for them . But if certain legislators have their way, the repeal bill will pass the full House sometime this week.