podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews New Hampshire State Rep. Glenn Cordelli

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the vice chair of the Granite State’s House Education Committee about the Education Freedom Account Program, which was approved during the last legislative session. The program allows students in low- and middle-income households to receive education savings accounts that can be used for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, curriculum, educational therapies and other education-related expenses.

Cordelli reflects on the multiyear legislative process that led to the passage of the program and what the future holds for education choice in New Hampshire, including creation of new community learning pods in cooperation with organizations such as Prenda.

“We have seen a wildfire across the country of education freedom. I think the momentum is with choice and parents … Education freedom is going to keep expanding in New Hampshire.”

EPISODE DETAILS:

  • New Hampshire’s education choice landscape including its existing tax credit scholarship
  • Political dynamics in the New Hampshire legislature including Republicans non-support of education choice
  • Legislative approval of a landmark education savings account program following years of failed attempts
  • Teacher empowerment in a landscape with diverse education choice
  • Advice to lawmakers in other state houses

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