Your Turn, NH: Sen. James Gray, Rep. Lynne Ober and Rep. Kenneth Weyler — We should accept $46 mllion for at-risk youth
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AS MEMBERS OF the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, we are tasked with approving the acceptance and expense of certain funds, including the $46 million federal grant for education our Democratic colleagues tabled recently.
It is unfortunate this short-sighted action was taken, putting $46 million in jeopardy that would have helped at-risk youth across the state.
New Hampshire has some of the best public schools in the nation and that includes our 28 public charter schools, which allow Granite State children to attend tuition free. Children have the opportunity to learn outside a traditional classroom setting and even focus on specific curricula of interest, including science, mathematics or the arts.