BRIEF: School Choice in the States, October 2017
Need a record of October 2017’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered.
LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION
The New Hampshire House Education Subcommittee met to consider SB 193, which would create a nearly universal education savings account. By a bipartisan vote of 6–3, the subcommittee agreed to recommend the measure to the full committee, which will vote on November 8. The full New Hampshire House will consider the legislation in January.
Florida lawmakers have announced that they will be introducing legislation to create “Hope Scholarships” which would help victims of bullying or abuse to enroll in the school of their choice. Although the details are “still being ironed out,” the Miami Herald reports that the Hope Scholarships will be a “top priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran in the 2018 session.”