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Governor Chris Sununu Statement Following Democrats' Denial of Education Opportunity for NH Students

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2020

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Concord, NH - Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the seven Democratic members of the Legislative Fiscal Committee voted unanimously to deny a request made by Senator Jeb Bradley to accept a $46 million federal grant for public charter school education:
“Once again, Democrats in the legislature refused a $46 million federal grant to help public schools,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Their actions have blocked this unprecedented funding for schools and families across New Hampshire which has meant lost opportunities for their kids. Today, we have learned of at least one concrete example of a school at risk of not opening because of the Democrats’ actions. This is unacceptable.”

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A press release from the New Hampshire Senate Republican Office with a quote from Senator Bradley can be found below

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020
 
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Bradley Frustrated as Partisan Democrats Continue to Deny Educational Opportunity to New Hampshire Children

Concord, NH – Today, Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), advocated for Northeast Woodland Chartered Public School in Conway by requesting the Fiscal Committee finally accept a $46 million federal grant for public charter school education. This request was denied unanimously by the seven-member Democrat majority on the Legislative Fiscal Committee. Senator Jeb Bradley issued the following statement:

“The Northeast Woodland Chartered Public School has done a remarkable job recruiting top talented educators and potential students who may be denied educational opportunities by my Democratic colleagues who have refused for months to accept the federal grant,” said Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro). “This is blind partisanship at its worst and I am extraordinarily disappointed because New Hampshire children have become political hostages. Charter schools are public schools that offer unique opportunities for students that need options for their future. Northeast Woodland will focus on outdoor education which is why 134 Conway children and their families are so excited about this school.”

“Today these K-8th grade Conway students were met with rigid and doctrinaire partisanship in Concord rather than an opportunity to learn and thrive in school. I will continue to work to accept these federal funds and advocate for these students and their parents.”

“I want to thank Senator Morse, Representative Wyler and Representative Ober, the three Republican members of the Fiscal Committee, who also advocated on behalf of Northeast Woodland Charter School.”