Today, Governor Sununu signed SB 8, a town tuitioning bill often referred to as the Croydon bill. SB 8 clarifies that any town – not just towns that share a border with other states – may include non-religious private schools in their town tuitioning plans.
School choice will certainly create some wonderful outcomes for some people, so we should pursue it. Viewed this way, the debate over school choice is about whether we will choose to focus on fear or hope — that is, on what might go wrong, or on what will go right. It is about whether we will let fear compel us to cling to models of schooling from the 19th century, or whether hope will spur us to embrace the chance to let education move forward into the 21st century. Personally, I believe that John F. Kennedy was wise to counsel that ‘we should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes’.