AFT-New Hampshire on Budget Passage

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CONCORD, N.H.—Statement by AFT-New Hampshire President Deb Howes on passage of the state budget, which drastically reduces funding for public education:

“This budget sends a caustic message to Granite Staters that public education and our children’s futures don’t matter. The budget not only cuts hundreds of millions of dollars of public education funding but, to add salt to the wound, diverts millions of taxpayer dollars to mostly unaccountable private schools through vouchers. Students, schools, communities and property taxpayers, who will have to make up the difference to adequately fund their public schools, will bear the brunt of this for years to come.”