New Hampshire lawmakers place education reform amendment on hold

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June 3, 2011

New Hampshire

By Bailey Ludlam

CONCORD, New Hampshire: Two proposals to amend the state courts' role in education funding have come to a screeching halt. On June 1 both the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the Senate voted to table both CACR 12 and CACR 14.[1][2]

The amendment would allow the legislature to set standards for public education such as, targeting education aid to certain communities. For example, lawmakers currently propose funds be targeted to the state's poorest communities. Additionally, the measure proposes ending per pupil distribution of state funds and remove the courts from education decisions.

In order for the state legislature to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, both chambers of the state legislature must approve doing so by a vote in each house of at least 60%.

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