Week of May 10, 2021

VOUCHERS and the Prohibition on Teaching about “Divisive Concepts” DON’T Belong in the Budget!

1. NH Senate Finance Committee had its public hearing on the budget Tuesday, May 4th

2. This week they start work sessions on the state budget.

3. Right now, the budget does NOT include the VOUCHER language of SB 130, but it is expected to be added as an amendment.

4. The budget does include the language of HB 544, prohibiting organizations that receive state funding from teaching about “divisive concepts” such as systemic racism, implicit bias and inherent sexism.

a. If you haven’t done so already, use this link from AFT-NH to send an email to Senate Finance telling them NO VOUCHERS and no prohibition of “divisive concepts” in the budget

b. AFT and AFT-NH are holding a webinar on the effects Voucher programs have on students and public schools. The webinar is Wednesday, May 12th at 3:00PM. Click here to register

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings scheduled

Contact COPE

Deb Howes, Chair